March 28, 2013

Broken Order.

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This is my first 5 Minute Fridays post & I'll admit I'm losing time thinking...always thinking about how I can do something better, make something wonderful come out of this life.

Do I do it for Him? Or do I strive for my own too-high standards?

See somewhere along the way I broke the order. I became the watchman, I became the builder. And I've lost sleep, lost peace, lost my mind sometimes, lost time, lost the gift of love. The gift of care.

Unless the Lord builds the house,
    the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the guards stand watch in vain. 

In vain you rise early
    and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat—
    for he grants sleep to those he loves.



He is my watchmen over my life, the builder of my dreams, the granter of sweet restoring rest. It's about time I took Him up on his goodness and strength and let myself "let go" of the work for awhile.

On that note, off to bed,
Rachel

Linking up with: 
Still Saturday 
Faith Filled Friday 

14 comments:

  1. Hi FMF neighbour!! Welcome - hope you enjoy it and come back week after week!

    I love those verses......and I'm with you on the just letting go and trying not to strive in our own abilities.....
    You're so not alone.

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    1. Thank you for the welcome; I will be sticking around! Thanks also for sharing your own experience:)

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  2. Welcome to FMF! And, you did perfect - and shared such truth! I love the verses you picked! Thanks for sharing and come back again!

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    1. Thanks for the welcome, what a sweet group you all are! Can't wait to see what we all learn from 5 minute fridays:)

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  3. Beautiful. Letting Go often is the hardest part.

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  4. Welcome to FMF !! I have only joined in for few weeks now and it is an awesome group of writers/encouragers.

    There is such a freedom when we get things in order and let go, isn't it.

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    1. Thanks for the welcome & it does seem like a sweet group of writing fellowship! And yes, for sure!

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  5. I'm such a fan, are you going to keep this up every Friday? I've always loved your writing dear Rachel.

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    1. Yes, it's part of a blog link up. I have a button for Five Minute Fridays on my blog. You should definitely join in when you can! I can explain more how it works if needed:)

      And thank you! It's true you've always told me to write more:)

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  6. Great insight, Rachel: "Do I do it for Him or for myself?". It can be such a struggle. Love the honesty!

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    1. Thank you Brie! I definitely think 5 Minute Friday posts will bring out the honesty, no over-thinking:) Hope to continue to see you here, happy Easter!

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your site. I'm your newest follower and looking forward to staying connected on here!!

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    1. Of course & yay, love blog connections!

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