Friday, November 28, 2014

Give It All

On Fridays, I like to participate in Five Minute Fridays where bloggers are given a one word prompt and are to write for 5 minutes with no editing.  (Sorry, the grammar Nazi in me MUST correct obvious errors, but I try my best to not rewrite anything in the spirit of FMF)

Anyhoo, what I like to do, is write on the first idea the word puts into my mind. It's fascinating to see the different directions the writers go with the same word.  

Okay, enough of my rambling, here is today's word:


I remember a song in the early seventies by Evie Tornquist, "Give Them All to Jesus," which urged us to give to Jesus all the disappointments in our lives. So many times when struggles come, we are tempted to become bitter and blame God. 

Hey, we've all been there.  Life rarely works out the way you dream it will when you are young and feel your future stretches out before you like a never-ending road.

Instead of nursing your wounds and your hurts, how about you just. Let. It. Go? Give it to God and go on.

Dwelling on the what-might-have-beens never changes anything. Give your hopes for your future to God because He has a plan for your life and all His plans and purposes will come to pass. When you join forces with Him, you are guaranteed success.

For your listening pleasure, here is a flashback to the seventies:

5 Minute Friday is now hosted by Kate at the blog "heading home." This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. 

Just write.

Also, the most important rule is that you visit the blog of the person who linked up before you and leave some encouragement.  That’s the most fun of all, and the heart of this community.


Anonymous said...

"Dwelling on the what-might-have-beens never changes anything." << Ain't that the truth! Great post and loved the throwback video!

Susanne said...

Great post and boy is that ever a flashback! I remember listening quite a bit to her in the early 80's

Anonymous said...

"Let it go": it's something I'm working on. Thank you for your post: I loved reading it [A fellow FMF-er]

Melanie said...

I remember Evie! I loved listening to her.