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Five Minute Friday, Writing Prompt: {Cancel}

Five Minute Friday, Writing  Prompt: {Cancel}

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up. Where I join up with a  community of bloggers who blog for Jesus. Free write for 5 minutes, unscripted, unedited, just write on a one word prompt. This week’s word prompt is: {Cancel} Five Minute Friday link-up


As someone with chronic illness it seems as though I cancel plans with friends and family a lot. Well, it doesn’t seem like it. It is the truth. 

Along with the canceling of plans, even ones that have been made weeks ahead of time, comes guilt. Me being that person who doesn’t want to let others down. Along comes emotions that tag along at the back of my pants pulling me down and slowing me even more. Those being the increase of intense anxiety, depression, shame, those intrusive self doubt thoughts of should have, would have, could have, I’m not good enough. You know the ones that Satan puts in our heads, thinking he’s doing to defeat us. 


Even though my illnesses cause me to cancel plans and I begin to wallow in my emotional pity party. I Thought stop, and go to God in prayer, and seek his word in  Scripture, drawing near to him for comfort and counsel. 

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV

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15 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday, Writing Prompt: {Cancel}

  1. It is hard and I don’t always notice the lie until it has exploded. Thank you for your honesty it will help so many. Take care Loretta fmf #4

  2. Thank you for sharing , its hard when God puts us in a place of such desperate need of him and yet it is so good. May your time with him bring tremendous blessings and revelations to your heart and mind.

  3. Paula, I pray you are able to give yourself grace whenever your plans must change. May you draw the strength you need from Scripture and find the assurance the Lord is with you every step of the way. Blessings!

  4. Cancer’s gone and pushed aside
    almost every plan,
    but I still take no little pride
    in doing what I can
    to make each day a day to smile,
    to joke with my dear wife,
    and work at something well worthwhile
    to prove that there’s still life
    in a body wracked by pain
    that is falling apart,
    to show that I still have a brain,
    and a beating heart
    that’s shown to enemies and friends
    ev’ry day, ‘fore this fight ends.

  5. I’m sad to learn of your illness, and all you may have missed because of this. Your honest words of your struggle, but then of your abiding faith, bless us all. God is with us in all of our messes! Thank you, Paula. (Karen, FMF #10)

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