Friday, December 2, 2011

Five Minute Friday: The Transformation of Tired

Do you have just 5 minutes today to share your heart, your words, your soul? Join me, Lisa-Jo, and these lovely wordsmiths and just write....for 5 minutes....won't you give it a try?

Today's prompt.....



I sit here fingers posed, waiting for the seconds to tick down to tell me when my 5 minutes begin.
As I sit there, I ponder.

What does "tired" mean to

Today as the first day of December has just slipped into the second.
Today when I just hours before poured out my heart on post and screen about my struggle and my hope for this Christmas season.
Today when I think about the words I penned about the changes that my issues with health have racked upon my body.

How do I sum up "tired" neat and tidy in 5 minutes when tired seems to have become a part of my soul?

And yet....
has it really?

In the midst of the health issues, the baby longings, the questions about purpose and future and dreams, somehow, somewhere, some way, the tired turned into something more -- strength, hope, courage, faith -- and yet nothing really changed.

Except me.

Now I am tired of believing the lies.
Tired of regrets
Tired of living in yesterday.
Tired of holding on to what "could have been" for "what WILL SURELY BE."



mary kathryn tyson said... Best Blogger Tips

oh my. took a turn and i want to hear more. 

have seen your tiny tattooed face and was delighted that i got to learn more of who you are today. 

love, #9

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said... Best Blogger Tips

"Tired of living in yesterday" - me too!  Love this post!  I took a minute to pray for you tonight :)

Writingcanvas said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohh, it's so easy to stick in those things of the "I wish I would have" and the regrets, but God wants to take our tired hearts and souls and renew them!   I too am tired of believing the lies Satan wants us to believe!

alwaysalleluia said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Lindsey. I am tired of living in yesterday too. This is a new season, a season of expectant waiting, for the one who makes all things new! I loved this glimpse into you today, sweet friend, and I am praying for you.... 

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

I agree with you - the tired doesn't always change but we can. Lovely way to word this post!

Sabrinaj98 said... Best Blogger Tips

I enjoyed this post :)  I'm glad you're changing, growing for the better.  Even though we feel drained in our tired state, there's still an energy and vigor that helps us stay alive and keep fighting.

Robin said... Best Blogger Tips

I understand baby longings! So intense so deep. I encourage you to keep giving it back to the Lord. Sometimes what He has for us is not what we envisioned but it always perfect.
Promise to pray for you this week for health!

Hilary Sherratt said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm longing with you, Lindsey, and hoping for you. I pray that the Lord will fill you with all the fullness of His spirit. Your hope is beautiful to see.


Christina Gilliland said... Best Blogger Tips

I am saying YES with you today, friend! I am with you in the longing for a child. I still wonder if this will be the month...A lovely read that points us towards God's work in you! 

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

His work in us....yes...that is the most important thing, right? Yielding to that process....

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank, Hilary! I appreciate your words and your heartfelt encouragement!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Robin! You are so kind....and so sweet! I appreciate your prayers!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Sabrina! It is nice to see glimpses of that "fighter" inside sometimes, especially when you thought she might have died a slow death! Does that make sense??  Thanks so much for stopping by!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Hmmm...."the tired doesn't always change but we can." Great words...awesome summary! Thank you!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Kris! I truly appreciate your kind, sweet heart! You are so special and truly loved!!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Living a life of no in a state of renewal!! YES and Amen!!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Jamie! You have no idea how wonderful that is to me!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Hahahaha..."tiny tattooed face"....I love that! Thank you so much for coming by here today....#9 is really making me curious!!??? Hmmmm

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