Today, I'm joining a group that practices writing for 5 minutes on a subject that our hostess, Lisa-Jo Baker, picks each week. We are to write for 5 minutes with no backtracking, editing or second thoughts. Today's word is:
The fact that I am writing on the word for stretch for 5 minutes is because I want to stretch my writing abilities.
I am a planner, a thinker, a person who likes to take things one step at a time. Spontaneity is not my gift. Writing for 5 minutes without planning ahead, therefore, is a challenge.
I do like to be stretched, though. It makes me a better person.
Take for example, my participating as worship leader in my little church. I accepted the responsibility because I want to be a willing worker and to do whatever Christ calls me to do. I certainly do not have any musical training, nor much talent either, so responding to the call has been a real stretch for me.
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It makes me laugh to think how a few years prior, I was asked to put the songs on the overhead projector for worship. I did not want to do that because I felt conspicuous worshiping as I was putting the songs up (the projector was situated at the front of the sanctuary.) Now, here I am, standing in front of people, leading worship. How I've grown!
I feel someday I will look back and see that this "stretching" has made me grow. One day, I will be so comfortable worshiping in front of others I won't even give it a second thought.
If you'd like to stretch by joining this community of writers, link up at Lisa-Jo Baker: tales from a Gypsy Mama.