Because I love Five Minute Fridays, and I am committed to my Journey out of Fear, I decided to combine them today. For most writers, there’s not much scarier than having no post planned and pre-written when you have to publish something…..
No Editing, No back tracking and freaking out over sentence structure, (or lack of) just writing from the heart, off the cuff, setting words free, stepping out of fear and hitting “publish”.
Today, the prompt is, In real Life
There are lots of reasons for keeping it tucked away, some things are not meant for sharing with the wide world. There is a genuine line between sharing too much of your life with people who don’t know you, in real life.
But another reason, the reason that I have been walking through all week, is of course, fear. In real life, I have lived a holey faith. Moths had eaten holes right into the fabric of it and I didn’t even realize I was walking around in rags.
I have painted on a smile and acted strong and said the right words, hiding behind pride, saving face, living within the choke-hold of fear.
I knew it, but yet, I didn’t.
This week, in real life, I have traveled a hundred emotional miles out of fear. Some of you have traveled with me. My feet are sore, and my heart is both aching and bursting with new hope, with new bravery found in Christ, and all those holes in my faith, the rags being replaced by the word, by the living and breathing truths I am putting on.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist Ephesians 6:14
God has revealed much to me and spoken to me through practically everyone I have run into this week, in real life. His presence with me on this journey, has been nothing short of mind-blowing. I Hoped He’d be with me, I forgot He was with me, and He has been whispering in my ears, holding my hands, leading me, all along the way…..
Joining with LIsa-Jo and others , as well as continuing on my own Journey with my friends. The Journey continues on Monday. I pray you’ll hang with me to the end… or maybe this is a new beginning….
My sisters in Christ, who are also Journeying with us:
Emily~ Journey Towards A Place Of Rest
Nicole~ A Journey Of Providence
Christine~ Journey To True Friendship
Heather~ Journey Towards a Prayerful Life
Erika~ Journey Into The Word