When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Relevant

On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.
For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.
For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
Won’t you join us
    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back over at The Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in.
    3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:


Definition of RELEVANT

1  a : having significant and demonstrable bearing on the matter at hand
    b : affording evidence tending to prove or disprove the matter at issue or under discussion 
    c : having social relevance
2   : proportional, relative


It is so easy in this busy life to forget what is really relevant.  Sometimes, it seems as if there is not enough of me to go around.  The word relevant, reminds me of Mary and Martha.  They both wanted to do good things.  It was important to Martha to have a clean house, and a good dinner.  It was important to Mary to sit down at the Savior's feet and listen to His words and teachings.  Both things were good, but one was better at that time and place.  I struggle with relevance.  With doing good at the right time and place.  With remembering that there can be two or three goods and not just one, and that I need to choose the better part.  I struggle to spend my time, not with every good, but with the best good. With the good part and not every single part.  I struggle to remember, not what is relevant right this minute, but with what is relevant for the bigger picture.  I struggle to remember that His time, is not the same as my time.  That just because I can only see the dark thread in the tapestry, does not mean that my entire life is made with this one thread.  The dark times are relevant to the light.  The tapestry of my life is made of hurts as well as joy.  I struggle with knowing that the pieces of my life, good and bad, are relevant to the whole that I am becoming.  I want to be Mary, but often find that Martha and I have so very much in common.


Now, what can you write in just five minutes?  Hope to see you over at Lisa Jo's, sharing your relevant thoughts with the rest of us!    

1 comment:

  1. well i think it is key to remember you were built solely for fellowship with your Creator...not for anything else... your original purpose was that...
    and I get it...I have 7kids...I get that it is not easy...
    but bottom line nothing is worth not gathering what God has for you...nothing.