Five Minute Friday-Fly

Every Friday, Lisa Jo Baker hosts a blog link up called Five Minute Fridays. She provides a word prompt and then participants are to set their timers for five minutes and write until the timer goes off. The word for today is Fly. Happy Friday Divas and here goes:

Sometimes life gets so hectic, I wish I was a bird so I could fly away.  Perhaps I am alone, but a quick escape always seems like utopia when life takes a trip to crazytown. Maybe it is the illusion of rising above my problems and then finding solace some place else. Or, could it be that flying is faster?  I can fly from North Carolina to California in a matter of hours, driving would take days.

In the 140 character age we live in, things happen quickly. I have come to expect next day delivery, instant downloads to my iPad Kindle app, and the ability to purchase music with a simple double tap.DSC_6493

When trouble comes, I want OUT….like yesterday.

Let’s not even talk about when a decision needs to be made in the big Jeopardy game of life……. “I’ll take wings for $200 Alex”.

Although I know flying away is irrational, I often so desperately want to do so.

Do you ever want to just fly away?

Even King David in the Bible could relate to this whole “fly” thing–

Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t stop shaking.  Oh, that I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest! (Psalm 55:5-6)

Fly away and rest….that sounds lovely doesn’t it?

Yes….Lovely just not likely!

David must have realized that his transformation into a dove was not going to happen.  In Pslam 55:16 he listed his plan:  “But I will call on God  and the Lord will rescue me.”

Last week, my pastor said a profound sentence that I am choosing (so not there yet..still working on it) to say when my “let-me-just-fly-away” moments happen.

“God, I trust you with it and I honor you in it.”-Jonathan Robbins

As the holiday season rushes in, what are some ways you can remember to trust God and honor Him in your actions?


  1. At my church we are reading the “Sparkle Box”. Have you heard of it. Its about doing things in during the holiday season to give back to others, which in turn gives back to Jesus. When you do a good thing for your comunity or others without expectations of being paid back, you write it on a piece of paper and put it in the sparkle box. Then you open it as a family on Christmas day. These are the gifts you’ve given back to Jesus.

    I loved this prompt today, and yes I often want to just fly away. I look out the window and up into the sky hoping my problems will disappear or I can get away from them. But we must face them. Great, inspiring post! :)

  2. Love how you connected this to the holiday season. I’m trying to rethink advent and truly rest in this moment – not fly through it. Thanks!

    • WOW “rest in the moment” is such a marvel concept. We usually “fly” through and are happy all the hoopla is over on the day after. Only…that is not the REAL meaning. Thank YOU for the reminder to “rest” instead of Fly!

  3. with this season quickly coming I’m trying to think of ways to not get too overwhelmed. I love Christmas and so our family does something special each weekend to remember why we are celebrating.
    Loved your post! visiting from the SITS link up!

  4. Thank you for sharing this. It’s wonderful.

    I have to confess that nothing came to mind when i heard the prompt for ‘Fly’ but I love how you pulled so much from that one little word. I love the scripture you shared and it gave voice to a number of wordless prayers/sighs I’ve breathed over the last few weeks.

    Hope you are having a Blessed Thanksgiving Weekend.

    ~ Cassandra from Renaissance Women
    First time visitor via FMF, catching up on last weeks entries.

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