Five Minute Friday-Opportunity

Five Minute FridayHappy New Year Divas!!!! Five Minute Friday is BAAAACCCKKKK!!

Every Friday, Lisa Jo Baker hosts a blog link up called Five Minute Fridays (FMF). She provides a word prompt and then participants are to set their timers for five minutes and write until the timer goes off.  I am so thankful that I found Five Minute Fridays!  FMF gives me an opportunity to just “freestyle”! Many of you have told me that you really enjoy reading the FMF posts!  If you have NEVER read the FMF posts, I urge you to read the ones from last year: HERE.

The word for today is OPPORTUNITY. Happy Friday Divas and here goes:

The New Year is seen as an OPPORTUNITY to start over with a clean slate.   In reality, every new day that we are blessed to wake up to is an OPPORTUNITY.  As much as we would like to change what happened a moment ago, we cannot.  As much as we would like to know exactly what is going to happen in the next moment, we cannot.  All we have is our right now and it is our OPPORTUNITY.

Every year, people make New Year resolutions. No more sugar! I am going to be on time! Lose 20 pounds… and the list goes on and on.

We soon discover anything worth doing usually takes more energy than expected.  As it becomes harder and harder to fully do what we said we would, the “New Year” transforms from an OPPORTUNITY to just January.

Perhaps for 2013 we can take the OPPORTUNITY do something different this year.  For this start of the New Year, maybe we can resist the urge to scurry about to do more and achieve?

Divas, there is a whole lot of 2013, Lord willing,  left to go.  May we begin 2013 with renewed strength by putting our hope in God.

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Dear God,

Thank you so much for another moment, day, year.  Father God, help us to remember to put our hope in YOU not resolutions, people, money or achievements.

If you are anywhere close to Kernersville, NC come on out and dance, tone, and praise with us on Saturday January 5, 2013 for Soulful Saturday!!!!



  1. Great post! I really liked how you emphasized that hope goes hand in hand with opportunity, and the verse from Isaiah was perfect. At a time of year when I am exhausted from all of the holiday activity, it is a great reminder that He is my hope and strength!!

  2. Phyllis Lipford says:

    ” … begin 2013 with renewed strength by putting our hope in God.”
    Love this … Thank you.
    2013 Blessings

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