Done: Five Minute Friday

I’m back at it!

Every Friday I like to join a band of inspired writers over at Five Minute Friday.com. There is a weekly link-up posted here with a prompt for a blog post. The goal is to write on the topic for an uninterrupted five minutes. This week the topic is done. Check out my break-up letter with Worry, a long-time companion and a disloyal friend of mine.

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Dear Worry,

I am so done with you. You’ve hung around too long battling my mind and injuring my soul. After the past six months I’ve realized that by letting you into my life I have only made things worse. When I thought you were the only thing I could control I clung to you like a cat on a limb. But you’ve let me down hard. The wounds barred into my skin threatening to scar.

You see, with every chance you had you inflicted fear. At times I was paralyzed and choosing a direction was impossible. In the thick of the battle, though, I heard the still, small voice of a God who never left me.

When darkness closed it’s grasp around my mind the light was never forsaken. When your weight sat upon my chest I was being held. When trouble came knocking and pain was agonizing there was a Healer in my midst.

Now I know that when I’m afraid you aren’t my only option.

There’s a God who is watching over me providing the way out. I don’t need to suffer any more. He is ready to offer me the peace I desperately need. His respite is mine for the taking.

So, Worry, this is my good-bye. We’ve grown rather close these past few months, but our relationship is an unhealthy one. It’s not me, it’s you. I’m calling it quits. This journey has been a lot of things, but most importantly it’s done!

The Ameri Brit Mom

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11 thoughts on “Done: Five Minute Friday

    • theameribritmom July 13, 2018 / 1:23 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa@AuthenticTruths. I’d love a link so I can follow you!

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  1. Claudio Morelli July 13, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    A wonderful courageous post. I struggled with worry and anxiety as well and your post resonates with me. I have shared it on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. jenniferkcook July 14, 2018 / 7:20 am

    Love a letter to worry! How creative and necessary! Hope you continue to move onto new emotions in the brain so that new “letters” can be written as welcome letters perhaps!
    Jenn, FMF

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  3. Jennifer Smith July 14, 2018 / 5:33 pm

    One of my favorite uses for this week’s prompt! This was great…and, I too, am so thankful for that still small voice that never leaves us!

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  4. Tara July 15, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    Fear and worry are the worst. Fear especially can paralyze us. I can’t help but think of these four words from Scripture “Do not be afraid.” 365 times these words appear in Scripture…one for each day, I’m in the 57 spot this week.

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    • theameribritmom July 16, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Thanks so much for your comments and the reminder that every day of our lives God is enough and we needn’t fear!

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  5. Stephanie July 17, 2018 / 11:29 am

    Yes! I resonate with your words here. Recently, a lot of unknown has piled upon my chest. I began recognizing how much energy I am giving “worry”-it has become an idol. Thanks for the extra encouragement to bid it adieu. I’m #34 this week at the link up.

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    • theameribritmom July 17, 2018 / 4:40 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Stephanie. Somedays I totally fail, but I’m trying my best to keep worry from winning. Recently, I was diagnosed with anxiety as a result of a health crisis. Things are better now, but I still have bad days. It’s nice to hear that other people are struggling with the mental battle I am. I pray blessings for you in your journey!

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