Five Minute Friday: Try

This week the topic for the Five Minute Friday link-up post is try. What is a link-up? Essentially a link-up is when you join other bloggers and write on a similar topic. You share your blog posts with one another and begin conversations via a host site. You can head over to Kate Motaung’s page to check out other entries from inspired bloggers. Here’s my five minutes of uninterrupted, unedited writing on this week’s topic:

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As I sit here on a beautiful Friday afternoon in July I am trying not to focus on the fact that my days of summer are dwindling away. I’m also trying not to think about all of the unchecked items on my to-do list. Many things I had planned to do this summer are going unfulfilled. Time just slipped away and here were are on the final day of July looking at a calendar that points toward the beginning of a new school year. Time has flown. Where has it gone?

I’ve tried my best to spend this summer relaxing and moving forward with some of my goals. At times, I’ve done a superb job. I’ve read nearly a book a week all summer. I’ve kept up with my writing and blogging, which may not seem relaxing, but for me it is. I’ve done some things I’ve wanted to do for a while like beginning my first ever garden and changing up my diet. At other times I’ve done a less than superb job. I’ve tried to exercise regularly, but it didn’t always happen. I’ve also given in a few too many times to frappucinos and ice cream. (But seriously, I live near too many Starbucks and Jenis shops and what is summer without these two?)

Sometimes trying is the best I can do. I can try to sit here and pretend that my summer isn’t fading away. I can try to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. I can try to make time for the things in life that really matter, but in the end trying doesn’t always lead to success. This is a concept I am working through. In order to be successful in some areas one must try and fail. I don’t handle failure in the best way. I’m working on it. But luckily God is there through it all. He sees my success and failures and loves me the same. He knows that I’m trying in many ways to seek Him and listen to Him, but I fail at that sometimes too.

Today I am thankful for a God who sees my heart. He knows that I’m going to mess up, but all he cares about is my heart and whether or not I am trying to do the right thing.

What are you trying to do lately?

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