31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes ~ Day 2: “Afraid”

It’s been a loooooonggg time since I’ve written here or participated in Five Minute Fridays, but here I am after receiving an email about the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes led by Kate Motaung. So the goal is to write for five minutes on the given writing prompt.

So the clock begins now:

What am I afraid of? What does the word afraid mean to me? Are afraid and scared the same thing. I don’t know that I’m actually afraid of anything. I have a dislike for certain things, and it’s actually not a word I really use much. So Lord give me something… Afraid… Yes, these writings are very impromptu and unplanned. Sometimes we’re afraid to step into the unknown because the truth of the matter is we don’t fully trust God to light our path. We’ve become so accustomed and comfortable with the now or how we’ve always done things, it’s like if it’s not broke why fix it? Don’t really like that quote anymore. It may not be broken, but it can be improved. Many times we’re afraid simply because we lack knowledge or the awareness of something. When we learn more, we become less and less afraid. Afraid is a limiting word… a word of limitations. Sometimes we have to challenge ourselves to confront the thing, person, situation we’re afraid of and when we do, often times we find there was nothing to be afraid of in the first place and now you’ve found a new love, a new activity, a new something… I heard someone say, “Wow, If I knew it would be this fun, or this…. {times up}… I would’ve done this a long time ago.


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