Five Minute Friday: Dare

**Five Minute Friday is an initiative set up by Lisa-Jo Baker over at Surprised by Motherhood. It has now been taken over by Kate over at Heading Home. The basic premise is to take the word Kate gives and write, non-stop for 5 minutes. Then you stop and post. Read more about it here.



You know that something that you’ve been wanting to do for a while now?

That little niggling feeling that there is something wonderfully creative you deeply desire to achieve, but seems like a distant dream?

That voice that says: “Maybe, just maybe, I’m better at this than I thought?

Maybe, just maybe, I can do it.”

The one that comes to you in the quiet moments, the times when you are still, silent, prayerful?

The one that stirs a longing in you, a thirst for art that cannot be quenched by screens and social media and music and TV?

Listen to that voice.

FMF Dare - Emily Freeman quoteAnd you know that voice that tells you you cannot do it?

The one that tells you you are wasting time, that creativity is not productive, that it doesn’t make you money or put food on the table?

The one that grinds you down and makes you feel small?

Ignore it.

FMF Dare 3Almost exactly one year ago, I posted this. 200 posts and 370+ days later, here I am, still writing.

And here you are, still reading.

Life With Open Arms was years in the making. I kept putting it off and putting it off, seeking perfection before even trying.

But I took a chance. I tried.

And I made mistakes. I’m still very much learning.

But I don’t regret it.

I knew I wanted to write, but didn’t believe I could. Not really.

And yet here I am, a year on.

FMF Dare - Emily Freeman quote2Your soul is telling you something. It is crying out the very heart of its Maker.

God is a Creator. And you are made in His image.

So go, create, dare.



6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Dare

  1. Beautiful and I so relate! I know both those voices. One is God’s calling pressing me to use my gifts for Him. The other is the enemies lies, “who do you think you are?” I follow God, but yup, those lies still wedge there way in. Thanks for your encouragement, fellow FMF friend!

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