Five Minute Fridays are hosted by Lisa-Jo, who challenges us to write for five minutes… no editing… no correcting. Just for the sake of writing. Just for the art of writing. It is a good prompt exercise that really allows us to pour out our hearts instead of our true outpouring being edited away. Today’s prompt is ‘Brave’. Want to join us? Make sure you stop by today.
Her brows furrow as she lies down to attempt sleep. Fear takes over.
Oh how I wish I could take away her fear, to hide the make-believe monsters or whatever she sees when the lights go out.
She cries out, afraid… “LIGHT ON!” Okay, I understand the need for comfort. How I wish she would just trust that God is protecting her as she sleeps. How I wish I could slow her pounding heart. Silence her tears.
But is she any different than I?
My heart cowers at the things that scare me in this life. The things that frighten me to the very core. Stepping out. Trying something new. Meeting new people. Stepping out from behind the comfort of my computer.
As an introvert, I lack bravery. I lack the trust… courage… faith… to step out and allow God to do what He wants to do.
I hide behind a wall of fear and insecurity.
Oh how I wish I was brave. Maybe if Mommy was brave, Katherine could be too.
May this be the motivation that forces me to come out of hiding. To step out and do what God has called me to do… without fear of what others may say or think.
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