Five Minute Fridays: REACH


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Those who’d like to participate in Five Minute Friday will write for five minutes on the topic of the week, post it on their own blog and link up the post here (via the InLinkz button at the bottom of the post).  Make sure you add the actual permalink to your specific post, and not your blog’s homepage (e.g. and not just

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This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.

Just write.


Today’s 5 minute Friday prompt is REACH: OK. GO. This week I tried really hard to reach. I tried to reach beyond my comfort zones and literally walk into the spaces I trust God has called me. Reaching required letting go. Reaching required being willing. Reaching meant there was a really big chance that God might do something I had no clue about. Reaching meant an unknown, scary, anxious thing. In an attempt to REACH I sat in front of my computer ready to write a blog and be productive. At that very moment a friend sent me a text to see how my day was going. All the anxiety I was trying to ignore flooded my soul and my hands began to shake. I grabbed a pen and paper and scratched the words


I’ve had this overwhelming sense of urgency to do the work God has called me to but I don’t know the next steps. I’m trusting Him to put me in the right place and the right time with the right people. I’m shining my light in places that are very dark and very scary and it’s vulnerable. I’m stepping into territories I know I once thought had giants, only now I’m noticing there were no giants. I’m reaching beyond my comfort zone. It’s weird. It’s wild. It’s bending me. Flexible people don’t get bent out of shape. REACH ME LORD! STOP.

7 Thoughts on “Five Minute Fridays: REACH

  1. Overwhelming urgency and so much uncertainty. I understand! I trust He will lead you and calm your heart. Beautiful post. Visiting from FMF.

  2. Blessings in all that you are reaching for. In so many ways, reach is an adventure word of grace. Enjoying visiting your blog today from fmf and now–I’m motivated to reach for my fitness goal. Your picture is inspiring me to get out of the chair and get going!

  3. I can relate to that anxiety about reaching outside your comfort zone! I’m confident that it blesses God’s heart to know that you’re trying, even when it doesn’t work out the way you’d hoped.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  4. “Flexible people don’t get bent out of shape.” I love that, Amia. It is exactly what our walk of faith should be about — getting flexible by being in the Word so that we don’t get bent out of shape when the unexpected comes our way. Thanks so much for this!
    And thanks for you comment on my FMF post. I love the account of the bleeding woman and it did fit perfectly in with the prompt for today.
    Blessings to you.

  5. Love, love this song and this style! You’ve introduced me to a new group to listen to.
    And your words are powerful! So true that reaching is scary, but the best is the last: Flexible people don’t bend out of shape. Have you read Lysa Terkeurst? She has a new book out: The Best Yes. Haven’t read it yet but saw it on this blog: Sounds like where you are! Dropped in from FMF.

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