Five Minute Friday – Follow

by | May 14, 2015 | Five Minute Friday

Here we are again.

Time for Five Minute Friday. Free-writing for five minutes on a one-word prompt with no concern for anything but pure writing. Even when our minds are mush, it’s good to stretch ourselves and let the words eek out. Grab a scratch piece of paper, write in a notebook, share it on your blog or in my comments section below. Five minutes. We gather back together at Kate’s place to share and encourage.

Here we go!

This week’s word:

–FOLLOW–

GO.

There’s much to follow in this world. Or not.

“Follow your heart.” 

From experience, my heart can get me into trouble.

“Follow the yellow brick road.”

That road was for Dorothy and Toto, but I’ve yet to find it.

“Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”

Some days I do all three.

“Don’t follow the herd.”

So often I’ve done just that. And ended up in a place I didn’t need to be.

followOf all the “things” I’ve followed, I’ve found there’s been only One who has led me in the right direction, on the right path. The narrow path that leads to life. Everything else has led me astray.

But not Jesus.

He’s the Way, the Truth, the Life.

He’s the only One I desire to follow.

Following Him will never lead to a dead end. But to life everlasting.

STOP.

 

This wasn’t the easiest one for me to write tonight, but it’s where my heart is at today. It’s been a rough day, but even so, I’m not alone. And neither are you.

Blessings!

Julie

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26 Comments

  1. Samantha Landrus

    If your brain is mush tonight, then I am super jealous of your good days! I, too, long to follow on the narrow path. I’m so thankful for a navigator who is faithful in getting me redirected when I happen to get off track.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Amen, Samantha! I’m thankful for He guides us and redirects us. Thank you for stopping by and for sharing. I’ll pop over to your place too! Blessings!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thanks, Andrew. Praying you and your day are blessed.

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  2. Tasha Medellin

    Julie, thanks for taking the time to share, even when it’s hard. It’s so good to know that even on the hard days, He’s right here with you, holding you close. Blessings to you from your new FMF friend, Tasha

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Tasha! Thank you for stopping in. So glad He never leaves us or forsakes us… even in the hard days. Bless you and your writing, friend!

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  3. ~Karrilee~

    Praying for you, sweet friend! You are not alone… praying you feel His arms of love wrap around you and hold you close… secure… and that you rest well tonight!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thanks, Karrilee. I did sleep well, and I appreciate your prayers. God is so good, isn’t He??!! Much love to you today!

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  4. Tara

    Nope friend you are not alone. Jesus is indeed the way, the truth and the life. I’ve never found that yellow brick road yet either.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thank you, Tara. Your words brought a smile to my face. Bless you!

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  5. Tiffany Parry

    My head originally went to the narrow path this week too, Julie, but my heart took me in another direction. It’s not always the easiest or most popular path chosen, but it is the one that leads us home – to life everlasting, amen!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Yes, Tiffany. You are so right. Love your words, as always. I’ll stop over to your place to read more. Bless you, sweet friend!

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  6. Amy

    Love the pure honesty and reality of this!

    #fmfparty

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thank you, Amy. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

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  7. Amy P Boyd

    What a beautiful reminder for us to always walk the narrow path even with so many other paths in front of us.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Thank you, Amy. It does my heart good to see your beautiful face and your words here. Have a blessed week!

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  8. Rachel Q

    Yes, how easily we get pulled off the path if we don’t keep our eyes on Him! Thank you for this reminder! Have a Happy Friday!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      It’s too easy to get distracted.. at least for me. Thanks for being here, Rachel. God bless you!

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  9. Carrie

    Goodness knows, I’ve followed the wrong way too many times. Yet, I am so thankful that even when I get off the wrong path, He is always there waiting for me to find Him again. Thank you for sharing! Blessings, Carrie

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Carrie! I’m with you, friend. Thankful He guides us back to His path for our lives. Blessings to you today!

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  10. Anita Ojeda

    I’m sorry you’re having a rough day, Julie :(. Consider yourself hugged! I, too, have discovered that keeping my eyes on Jesus and just following is so much better than doing my own thing.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Amen, Anita. Thank you for the hug! Praying for you this day.

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  11. Katha

    Thanks for this great post! It’s not always easy to keep on the narrow bath, and yet it is so worth it.

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Agreed, Katha. Thanks for stopping in and for sharing. Bless you today and in the week ahead!

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  12. Holly Barrett

    Thanks for the reminder that we are never alone. I’m sorry you had a rough day, but I can relate! It’s been a rough few weeks for me. Praying for both of us as we concentrate on following Him. Much love to you!

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    • Julie Lefebure

      Holly, thank you for your words. I’m praying for us both as well. Thankful God has us in the palm of His hand. Much love to you today!

      Reply

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