Define // Five Minute Friday

Thrilled to be writing among the beautiful Five Minute Friday community. This is where we write for just five minutes, on a word prompt. We don’t worry about perfection or making it just right, but rather allow the words to flow freely without over thinking. If you’ve never written for the Five Minute Friday, come join us. You will be glad you did!


What defines you? I’ve come across this question more than once in my life time and it always leaves me stumped.

I don’t believe that there is any one thing that defines who I am, other than Christ in me, the hope of glory. But there was a time when who I felt I was was wrapped up in what I felt I had to do. I know how to keep myself busy from morning to night, constant movement which keeps my mind active, but blocks my heart from hearing God and receiving His blessing.

Life has been defined by busyness lately. I take pride in how well I can accomplish the next task, and whether or not those around me are happy and content, forgetting to care for myself in the process. In the pursuit of a defined purpose, I’ve lost sight of the many blessings God has given to me, those breathtaking moments that I must reach for, lay hold of and pull into my own reality. I want my life to be defined by moments that take my breath away, not by those that leave me gasping for air.

I want my life to be defined by moments that take my breath away. #fmfparty Click To Tweet

If I were asked to define my life at this moment, I would say it’s one big, beautiful mess. I am thankful that I’m not defined by the mess, but rather by the beauty that is uncovered as I lay hold of His promises for me.

I am His and He is mine, and that is enough for me. #fmfparty Click To Tweet

Barbie

Seeking beauty in the ordinary and embracing life to the fullest. Thank you for stopping by and come again soon!

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8 Responses

  1. Great post, Barbie. Just as the branch is defined by the vine, so too can I only be defined by Christ.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/03/your-dying-spouse-291-peter-pan-will.html

  2. I love (and tweeted) this: I want my life to be defined by moments that take my breath away. Joining you from #fmf

  3. SUSAN says:

    Okay, now you’re talking……………………………….xo

  4. Carol E. says:

    moments that take our breath away – a wonderful thing to focus on – and only found by understanding the goodness of God!

  5. Tara says:

    THIS: “. I want my life to be defined by moments that take my breath away, not by those that leave me gasping for air.” Me too friend, me too! I also believe the only thing that defines us is who and whos we are; beloved children of God. I’m in the 55 spot this week.

  6. June says:

    Love this, Barbie! Blessings on your weekend!

  7. This just grabs my heart: ” I am thankful that I’m not defined by the mess, but rather by the beauty that is uncovered as I lay hold of His promises for me.” Me, too, friend! Me, too!

  8. Mindy says:

    A big beautiful mess – I can identify with that as I think most of us can. What I love about that phrase is that we often see the mess but God see’s the beauty we have already, the beauty that can become. Happy Sunday!

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