Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Small...The Lie....Five Minute Friday


I am coming really late to Five Minute Friday this week and I thought about skipping this week altogether, except for the one word....SMALL. It seems to be a recurring theme popping up a lot this week so...even if I miss the linkups here goes…
Quote from Mary DeMuth's new book, The Wall Around Your Heart.
www.marydemuth.com
Go...

I think at one time or another every person, every woman, every writer, or whatever your profession or role in life, struggles with the feeling of being small...

A teeny tiny fish in a big blue sea.

Just one tiny petal clinging to a gargantuan puff of clusters creating a large and lovely flower.

Only one insignificant person in this vast universe.

Sometimes we feel small because of the wrongs we have committed and sometimes it is the wrongs that have been committed against us. Those wrongs that make us feel broken, fragmented...small.

This smallness holds us back from stepping into the future that God has prepared for us. The enemy of our souls wants us to be lost in the feelings of being small...insignificant...unimportant. Or whispers into our ears that because of the sins committed against us we can never do anything of real importance in this world.

LIES! ALL LIES!

God tells us in His word that He wants us to have an abundant life! John 10:10 says,
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they many have life, and have it to the full.
To the full...abundance! More than enough, because He is more than enough!

A full life does not mean no pain, disease, warfare, or even death...but it does mean a good life because walking in obedience to God's Word brings about fruit in our life, and fullness. It can be hard at times, but it is still good, because God promises to bring us into a good land in our lives and that good land produces good fruit for His glory.  You can touch the lives of so many others who feel small and insignificant because God will produce in you the glorious fruit of His Spirit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.~Galatians 5:22-23
If you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then you are a son or daughter of the King of kings and Lord of Lords! That makes you a Prince/Princess, and heir to the Kingdom.!

And that, my friend, is no small thing!

Stop!

NEWS from Gay at Captive Heart...


I created the photo at the beginning of this post using a quote from Mary DeMuth's new book, The Wall Around Your Heart. I have the privilege of being on the launch team for the book so you will be hearing more about the book in future posts. I've only just begun reading the advance copy of the book, but it is already proving to be a book worthy of my library shelf!  Oh and so you know...this post was not a review of the book.  I will be posting the review next month closer to the release of the book.

"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8

  Now it's your turn

1. Write for 5 minutes flat - no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you &encourage them in their comments
Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...

6 comments:

  1. I came late to FMF this week as well. I am glad that you were the post before me. Your post just is confirmation for all that has been transpiring in my life lately. THank you for linking up. The Mary Demuth book sounds fascinating and the quote captured my heart immediately.

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    1. Karmen,
      I am so glad that you came by from FMF! God is so amazing! He prompts, we move, He confirms, He blesses! He is so good!
      I am in the midst of reading the an advance copy of her book and it is promising to be really good. She is so real and transparent. Thanks so much for your encouraging words!
      blessings,
      Gay

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  2. I love your post! It really blessed me and I love your blog design so glad you stopped by my blog from FMF and left me your link!
    God's blessings to you.

    Mrs. Aguila

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I am so happy you stopped by!
      blessings,
      Gay

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  3. I love the word "fragmented." It says so much in one word. I have felt like that most of my life. Now I'm working on wholeness:)

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    1. It does, doesn't it!? I pray that God will provide you with the tools and guidance through the working of the Holy Spirit to walk you back down that road of wholeness. I feel confident that God is already taking your hand and leading you into HIs fullness!
      be blessed my friend!
      blessings,
      Gay

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blessings,
Gay