Potential: Five Minute Friday

Every week I like to jump in on the prompted fun over at Five Minute Friday. It is here that I am able to link-up and meet other Christian writers from the blog-o-sphere. Every week our host, Kate Motaung, gives a prompted challenge and each of us that choose to participate must write for five minutes on that topic. The final post is to be unedited and a raw account of your writing. This week the prompt is Potential. Here is my post:


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I have the potential to do a lot of damage with my words.

The things I choose to pass from the dormant floor of my mind to the living world through the passage of my lips can destroy others quicker than it took those words to form on my tongue.

I possess a tool that when used just right can pierce the heart of another.

And it is because of the great danger that lurks within me that I must keep my focus on the good.

That same mind that births the dagger of words can also produce life-giving fruit.

The place where those words are shaped mirrors the condition of my heart.

When I’m seeking the right things like beauty, encouragement, and goodness then the objects of my pursuit come out in my words.

But when I choose  to sulk in the darkness and give my mind permission to linger in the negative the things that spill from my mouth are not good.

Whenever I cross paths with another they will be affected by the shape of my heart.

Lord, may I never forget that the impact I make with my words is a direct reflection of what is going on inside of me.

May I always be aware of the influence my heart possesses.

For there is life in the words of the faithful.

The Ameri Brit Mom

3 thoughts on “Potential: Five Minute Friday

  1. Tara September 29, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    Love this! May we use our words for good and not bad. I’m reminded of John 1:1. I’m in the 43 spot this week.

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  2. Astrid September 30, 2018 / 9:01 am

    Thanks so very much for the reminder. Yes, what we say is a direct reflection of our minds, hearts and souls. When we look for and cultivate the positive, that is what we show with our words. Great spin on the prompt.

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  3. Carol October 1, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    This is a great reminder. I heartily agree. May we remember to seek the Lord’s guidance.

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