I’m starting a new experiment today. I’m joining Kate Motaung and a group of writers who write for 5 minutes every Friday about a single word. We are not allowed to edit or overthink it. Just write what we think about the word of the day for only 5 minutes. Today’s word is Follow.
In this age of rampant social media, we spend a lot of time following others and checking to see who’s following us on our various accounts. But how much do we think about who is following us and who we are following in real life?
I know one important answer to that. My children. They are watching me every day. They are following me.
And it’s not just our children. We never know who might be watching us. Who might be influenced by how we live our lives.
Where am I headed? I’m I going to a place I would want to lead others?
And who am I following? I desire to follow Jesus with all my heart. Who else do I look to to show me a pattern to life or a way I want to go?
I’ve got to be deliberate about who I follow because there are others following me.
Stop.[tweetthis]I’ve got to be deliberate about who I follow because there are others following me.[/tweetthis]
Wow! That was harder than I expected. My perfectionism gets in my way so easily and I want to go back and edit and add and delete. Makes me wonder where else in life my perfectionism is holding me back and keeping me from getting the job done. This is a fun and insightful exercise. I will definitely do it again. You should try it! Just click the Five Minute Friday button on the sidebar to read more.
Elizabeth is a military spouse, veteran, and mother of eight. Above and beyond caring for her family, her mission is to offer words that sustain weary moms and to empower and equip them to live and parent with purpose.