It’s that time again, where I get to join the beautiful community of Five Minute Friday writers. Each week we write for just five minutes on a word prompt. No editing or overthinking. No worrying about perfection. Just words freely flowing from our heart to yours. If you’ve never written a Five Minute Friday post, you should. It’s easier than you think (but sometimes a little hard).
This week’s prompt is:
To say that I am tired is an understatement. The last few days work has been very difficult as I’ve fought to keep my eyes open. Not getting enough sleep generally, together with Fibromyalgia pain, depression & anxiety, as well as some pretty heavy personal issues have not made for restful nights. I know that I need to get more sleep, but the evenings, after all have gone to bed, are the “me” times that I so desperately need. But at what expense? When you get to be my age, not getting adequate sleep will wage war on your physical body, your mind, will and emotions — not to mention how it affects our thinking. I tend to have much more “stinkin thinking” thoughts than when I’ve had a good night’s sleep.
Some days it’s all I can do to read the next verse in my scripture writing and ask God to breathe hope and life into my spirit once again. The load I carry is too heavy for me, and I am thankful that God does not call me to carry it. He calls me to lay my burdens down so that I can be free.God calls me to lay my burdens down so that I can be free. #fiveminutefriday Click To Tweet
I feel as if my life currently lacks growth. I feel weak and worn out most days. As my soul languishes in it’s current state, I am thankful for the promise that He will satisfy the weary and replenish the languishing souls. I know I must do my part, but until I can, I am thankful for fresh infusions of His love and grace.