Friday, January 3, 2014

Fight or Freedom (a five minute friday)

My Five Minute Friday on: Fight

I am so stubborn.

I don't like people telling me what to do and I like even less being told what I should do.

It's a fight in me that puts the people pleaser and the rebel in me at odds.

But I've been growing. And noticing.

When I feel the urge to cross my arms and stomp my foot in defiance I pause. Because the fight against closes doors. It keeps me locked in a cage with my own thoughts and my own ideas of how things need to be.

My heart fights against obey.

But there is freedom on the other side — when I oblige, not necessarily because I want to, but because it feels right.

My obedience breaks through my fears and I stop worrying about being right or doing it my way.

If there are two sides to every story why can't I give up my side?

Giving up can be rewarding, too.

Letting go of rebellion and mini-tantrums and stubbornness to allow myself to be open to more.

The more I could never see or experience if I remained closed off in a fighting stance.

Linking today with Lisa-Jo…
Five Minute Friday


Renaissance Women said...

Hello Christy and Happy New Year!

Very good post. My heart also fights against obey at times but I am also fighting to learn and accept that giving up can be rewarding, too.

Have a great New Year!

~ Cassandra from Renaissance Women
Visiting Via Five Minute Friday

~Karrilee~ from Abiding Love, Abounding Grace said...

This is so true! So much more freedom when we are willing to free fall a bit and simply let go!

Happy New Year, my friend!

dayebydaye said...

This is such a HARD lesson to learn- and one that I find I have to relearn! But I think you are so right. It is contrary to what we think it should be, but giving up CAN be rewarding.
Learning right by your side...

Dionna said...

You are so right. Giving up can hold its own rewards.

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