5 Minute Friday – AWAKE

It’s been a while since I’ve joined up with Lisa-Jo and the many other writers who celebrate Friday for a writing rejuvenation. It’s 5 minute Friday time! It’s a place where you’re invited to take 5 minutes (actually take a timer out and let the minutes tick to 5), take the writing prompt word, and just let your fingers loose. Unhook your mind from any restrictions, any 6th grade English rules prevent a run-on sentence, and just WRITE. There’s no editing on a 5 minute Friday. It’s raw, real and ready to welcome you.

I’ve missed it.

    So today, Lisa-Jo gives us the word AWAKE 

I begin my stopwatch…
GO.


   I think of this word, and I think of intended action.

To be awake, one  usually needs to be alert – focused on what’s happening around them. Right? I mean, it’s the opposite of eyes-closed, deep breathing, under-covers dreamland.

      But in confession – sometimes I don’t know, if based on that school of thought, how often I’m really awake.

              I feel as if I walk through seasons of my life where there is a filter of haze – of eggshell-white fog gliding around, everywhere I look.

My eyes are open.
But my awareness is unclear.

      I feel as if I were really awake, then I’d have a better focus on things. I’d have all the ten thousand objects others have, juggled better. I wouldn’t be wandering through an uncertain desert, watching life snail by.

But then I know the truth in my heart – that life looks different for everyone.

    Intentionally.

That God did not create drones or puppets – but that He is a Master of creativity. Of color. Of hue and difference immeasurable.

My life wasn’t created to look like hers. Or his. Or Theirs.

     My life was made and fashioned for me. For my Potter’s dreams of what this lump of clay could do for His glory.

So I blink my eyes open a few more thousand times – and I focus harder.
      And the vision clears.
                        Because my eyes meet His. And suddenly I know…I am awake.

STOP.



If you’ve never done one of Lisa-Jo’s prompts, I encourage you 
link up, 
visit other bloggers’ pages, 
let your mind loose
and just write.
It’s what we’re all here for. And sharing our lives across convention and miles
is the beauty of all this. 
I invite you. 
Let me know who you are. I’ll stop by and read, comment and encourage you today.
It would make me very happy!

15 Comments on “5 Minute Friday – AWAKE

  1. *Hand eagerly shaking yours! Big, southern smile back!*
    Hello Jennifer! Nice to meet you too. I'm honored and delighted you stopped by. Your kindness of words are a gift to me, thank you very much. I'm hitting “send” on this response and heading directly over to your site! Can't wait to read your words as well. P.S. I love your blog title. 🙂

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  2. Ok ladies…for anyone who's stopping by and keeping a reading list – be sure to stop by Jennifer's page by clicking on her name above. She's has great language and a personality in her writing to match!

    Also, take the time to stop by and hear Hilary's words of gentle beauty. Her poetic heart shines through in her “awake” response. Head to http://sittinthereoncapitolhil.blogspot.com/2012/01/awake-five-minute-post.html and tell her Leigh sent you. And don't forget to let me know of your blog. I can spend all day reading what you have to say! 🙂

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  3. “Because my eyes meet His. And suddenly I know…I am awake.” How beautifully put – we are truly awake when we are completely focused on Him!!

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  4. ” … life looks different for everyone.”

    This is so true. And the way life looks now will even change, from season to season. I'm so thankful for the Potter fashioning into the vessel that He has chosen for me to be.

    Beautiful post. This is my first time visiting your blog. It's nice to “meet” you.

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  5. “My life was made and fashioned for me.”  So true.  This sentence just reached out and grabbed me because that's something God has been teaching me, too.

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  6. Hello Denise! What a joy to meet you. Thank you so much for stopping by. I mean that. I fully believe it's just as much of a gift to “meet” across the miles such as this, as it is to meet in person. Because any way God chooses to cross two paths is an opportunity for the Body to grow, to encourage one another, and to reflect His love. 

    I'm heading over to your blog now, eager to return the favor! Thank you for your sweet words. 🙂

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  7. What a joy to read your blog just now Amy – I paid you a visit immediately! I know I don't know a thing about you except the words I read today, but I have a notion that you are a brave sister. And I admire that greatly! I cannot wait to see what this non-hibernation season will bring for you. Greatness happens when we arise! 
    (Isaiah 60:1, Song of Solomon 2:10-11, Jeremiah 18:2)

    Thank you for reminding me of this.

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  8. Love your perspective!  You sucked me right in! I have struggled with this and continue to stay focused on God's purpose for me!  Thanks so much for sharing and all the eloquent words!

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  9. Thank you Cassi! 🙂 Isn't it familiar? Good to know, actually – that other's are accustomed. Our journey through it and the sharing of these journeys, are what uplift one another to continue on. 

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  10. Hey! I followed your comment over. I loved your post! Definitely not too wordy. 🙂 Thank you for your encouraging words on my entry, and thank you for the encouragement in your entry to keep my eyes on who the Lord created me to be. What a great reminder!

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  11. Hi there! Welcome Kariss! You're kind not to think I'm too wordy. Haha, in reality, that can be true at times, but I guess it's not the worst thing. 🙂

    You are so welcome, and I can say the same to you for your encouragement. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  12. It is so odd…for some reason I've noticed that the majority of the posts from others are coming up under my name. I have no idea why, because it wasn't like that before. :/ I wanted to clear up any confusion that I am not writing words about my own blog. Hahaha, gracious visitors wrote those, yet for an unknown reason, the comments section of this post is showing up strangely.

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