What Happens When I Abandon My Tools – Five Minute Friday


This week I got a lesson on abandon.
I’ll just put this right here.

I am behind and catching up. I believe there is a reason for most things. Today I needed this. Today I needed to read this all. I got sucked into an odd mood. I allowed it, I have spent the day trying to get out of it. So much going on, so many things I’d like to accomplish. I realized that I had stopped planning it out. I need the plan. I will start again. In the meantime, I stopped to pray, remembered that I had started something I didn’t continue with and THIS was the next piece. In my prayer, I found what I needed. IN CHRIST – there is new creation, new attitude, new wisdom, new energy, new determination. The old sad attitude will pass away as I spend the evening sitting IN CHRIST and IN GOD’S WORD. I become new again and again and again because Christ does not tire of lifting me up. He does not tire of helping me. He does not tire of holding me and helping me out of my mistakes. IN CHRIST I AM MADE NEW!
2 Corinthians 5:17-18
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation;

I had abandoned my planner,
I had abandoned my plan,
I had abandoned Christ.
I lost.
It was a good lesson.

This weeks Five Minute Friday prompt:
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The verse was part of a challenge
set up by
Arabah Joy here:
Praying the Promises of the Cross

This would be my second round of this challenge,
more amazing this round than the first.
The lessons never get old.


About ~Me~ Hello, my name is Maxine. I am: Catholic and a stubborn child of God a wife (to my highschool sweetheart) a mom (to six wonderful kids that span 20 years in age) a daughter a sister a business owner an artist and a writer Like most women with a list like that, I'm also busy and sometimes overwhelmed. I'm on a journey to be happy despite the chaos, maybe even because of it.

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  1. Hi Maxine. I’m not too good at getting things done when I abandon those things either Great reminder of where our focus needs to be.

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