Five Minute Friday: Good-Bye

I love Five Minute Friday! Here are the guidelines:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt- no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Meet & encourage someone who linked up before you.

OK, are you ready? Give us your best five minutes on:  Good-Bye

 And here is my five-minute Friday:

Afraid of the future. Paralyzed by her own vision of what might be. Handcuffed to pain and hiding from love.

She of all people knew what freedom would be like. She helped others on their own journeys of desire. But, she was tangled in a web of lies from the one who wanted her dead. She knew the Truth would set her free. Free from her self-designed matrix of living hell. And the key to her internal prison was in letting go.

Looking up instead of inward. Inward didn’t work. She tried. She became more tangled in that web of deceit.

When she became low, up was the only view she had. Then, it started. A painfully slow and overwhelming freeing metamorphosis.

Letting go of what is so that she could accept what could be. Trusting in Someone other than herself. Believing His Truth over the deafening and deadening lies.

As quietly as she arrived, she left. That fearful, dead, lonely shell of a woman. Now, she is free. She can fly! Free, indeed!

Sometimes good-bye is the best thing you can say.





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19 responses to “Five Minute Friday: Good-Bye

  1. Oh, wow! This is absolutely beautiful. I needed this reminder. I don’t like saying goodbye, but it means that I hold onto some lies that I must let go of in order to embrace truth. Thank you!

    • Okay- this is crazy- you were right before me in 5 minute Friday, so I wasn’t even looking at the blog. I absolutely LOVED the writing and it wasn’t until I posted my comment that I realized it was YOU, Lizzie!!! How cool is that?

  2. This is wonderful! Such an interesting perspective! We have such a wonderful promise of saying Good-bye to the bondage… and gain freedom in Christ! 🙂 Blessings to you!

  3. staceydaze

    Oh I love the way you wrote this and what you said. WONDERFUL!

  4. This is awesome!! Hooray for your first link-up!

  5. Wow! I love this!

    Hope to join 5 Minute Friday soon!

  6. Well done. This was deep yet relatable too.

  7. Pingback: Weekly Intentions: Saying Good-Bye | "Seize the opportunities, redeem the time…"

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