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.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Five Minute Friday - Messy

There is no need to be perfect to inspire others.  Let others be inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.  

Oh, it is Friday again and today is the day that I get to post with others over at Lisa Jo's site for five minute Friday.  This is the day we get to clap and cheer for everyone else.  Don't forget to visit the person who posted before you (or two or three) and encourage them in their writing.  
Todays topic is:



My life has been full of messy.  You can't escape it if you have been a mom.  You can't put it aside if you have had to be a single parent (or even a regular parent).  You can't begin to find organization if you have had to work outside the home.  
I had to learn, long ago, that I can't do everything.  I had to decide what to let go of.  For me, it was the mess.
There are many messes in my life.  Some are messes that I caused myself.  Sometimes, I say the wrong words or make a mistake.  I do something I shouldn't.  I forget something I should.  I create, I spill, I develop, I find, messy.
Some are messes that are caused by others.  Our children throw, or play, or make their own mistakes.  The drip, or smear, or get sticky.  Someone at work is sick.  Someone crashes into the car.  The boys have a popcorn fight in the front room.  
Some messes are just life.  We are learning and growing and living.  We are developing faith and trust and hope.  In the midst of life, there are messes.  Having babies, getting sick, getting well, living.  Hugging, kissing, squishing, molding, loving; they all involve some kind of messiness.  And that is perfectly imperfect.  
I look at the world around me and I see wonder in all the messy.  I find love in the chaos.  I am content with the place that God has placed me in.  
Life is good.  Even when it is imperfect, crazy and even a little bit messy.   


Now it is your turn.  Don't forget to join the rest of us over at Lisa Jo's place.


  1. I like your messy; I think it is a lot like mine.
    Blessings for your 5 minute thoughts; I loved them.

  2. I think sometimes we forget that some of our messes are because of our own doing. We always say I don't have time or if so-so wouldn't have done such-such I wouldn't be in this mess. It's important to say yes in the middle of the mess to the things that matter. And as you say, be content with the place that God has placed me in. Thank you Patty Ann for sharing this thoughtful post.