Devotionals, Five Minute Friday

Done: Time to Move On

So long self-doubt and poor attitudes.

See-ya self-belittlement and shy excuses. To the curb with you introvert driven loneliness and poor self-worth. I am done with you. Who will join me in this de-cluttering of these broken opinions of our beings?

Have you ever been so furious at a loved one that you have stomped your foot, quite literally, and puffed out a, “I’m done!” and marched away? Don’t be shy. I admit that I have, as an adult. When enough is enough, you may verbalize it in a well-meaning childlike way because that’s just how done you are.

When someone has pushed us so far or our buttons so hard, we feel compelled to let them know and to draw a line. We want to self-protect before we get hurt or find ourselves being pulled into some sort of co-dependent soiree.

Why don’t we think the same way about our own selfish ways in the same light and be willing to draw a line that self proclaims that we are better than what we say that we are? Why don’t we opt for the truth in that God made us as His special creation and should walk with head held high in love and light, and not with poor worth that sucks us in to a darkened corner of a pity party.

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

Ephesians 5:6 ESV 

Those are fightin’ words. We are deceived by lies to the point that we truly believe that we have little worth or at least allows for some sort of excuse as to why we drag our feet or lack participation in life. We love Jesus, but our bodies and minds wander to what we perceive as reasons to put our heads in the sand until the world feels a little safer to show face.

God didn’t create us to live this way. He created us to commune with Him and in the church. We are to build each other up, serve, and to love ourselves as His special creation.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:8

Sometimes easier said than done, but with prayer, hope and faith, we can trust the Lord to help us train our minds to think on what is good and right. Our poor thinking leads us to troubled hearts when we should be kingdom focused. The plans that the Lord has which are always good.

Sometimes easier said than done, but with prayer, hope and faith, we can trust the Lord to help us train our minds to think on what is good and right. Share on X

Let’s be done with all that negative nonsense. Let’s stomp the dirt off our feet instead of at other’s poor interactions. Let us move on in grace and hope.

11 thoughts on “Done: Time to Move On

  1. God is using the posts from this week’s FMF to remind me of what He is doing in my heart and life. Thank you for sharing your heart and speaking truth.

  2. That kind of negativity can be difficult to cast off, but is definitely not a burden we are supposed to carry!

  3. Great post. I needed this reminder today!

    1. It’s funny that I wrote this and now I have some stinkin’ thinkin’ this morning… re-reading it and reminding myself of truth.

  4. I love this! Yes, we need to be done with believing ungodly lies about ourselves and instead embrace our identity of worthwhile and loved!

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