Five Minute Friday – Race

I’m linking up with The Gypsy Mama again, for Five Minute Friday.  Click right here to check out all of the inspiring and encouraging writing that happens when you set the clock for 5 minutes flat, don’t edit, and just write!






Of all the prompts to write about… I’ve been racing toward some prizes lately that are not meant to be mine.  I realized after reading a beautiful post about chasing dreams that aren’t yours the other day, that I’ve been doing just that.  And I pulled me up short.  Right there in the middle of one of my biggest race days.  I was flattened by sickness, depression, fatigue, and a host of other nasty things that come with doing the wrong things for the wrong reasons.


What’s a person to do?


Be still.  Psalm 46:10 reminds us to “Be still and know that I am God.”.  Yes, Lord.  Yes, Lord.  Yes yes, Lord!  I want to know deeply what it is I’m to be racing toward.  And I do.  I had forgotten.


I’ve noticed that different themes seem to pop up in my life, unwanted, at times that are impossible to ignore.  Does this happen for you, too?  There’s a song running through my head about “being still”.  I pick up a particular magazine for the first time in months and the first article you flip to is on getting “still”.  I have a convicting phone conversation with a trusted friend and mentor and she asks me pointedly if I’ve “taken the time to be still, lately?”.


Oh, Lord.  I am sorry.  Sorry because it took being flat-out busted to realize that I’ve been running on the wrong track.




*That post I mentioned above?  You can find it here, at Elevate Ideas.  And if that doesn’t stop you in your tracks and make you take pause…