Five Minute Friday: True

I’ve been pretty sporadic about writing anything lately and really appreciate the Five Minute Friday prompts and thought tonight’s was appropriate.
Thanks for reading!

Five Minute Friday


I need to spend my time thinking about what is true.

~I am loved. I am loved by God, His Son and my family.
~I am enough. God gave me to my husband and children and they to me.
~I am capable. God hasn’t called me to be perfect, but to persevere and be diligent in what I have been given to do. Diabetes, Celiac, large-family mothering, homeschooling.
~God is faithful. In all things. He will be with me through the every days, good and bad.

My default is low self-esteem, the Eeyore-type personality. I am quick to give up or not even start, and them beat myself up for failing. Again.

I must remember what is true.

I heard an “Ask Pastor John” podcast with John Piper this evening and he said (not quoting directly here), that we must start off the day asking for the Lord’s help and strength.

Yes. Yes.

Me, my six and my mom picking pears at her friend’s house Sunday evening.
(Photo by the Blog Engineer.)

Philippians 4:8 (NIV, 1984)
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

4 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: True

  1. Such good truths to remember! Love what you said about not being called to be perfect but to persevere and be diligent wherever He has you. I want to hold onto that one! 🙂
    And yay for six wonderful kids! What a blessing.

  2. Hi Elizabeth,

    Just visiting from the FMF link up 🙂

    I loved how you included truths about yourself in addition to God’s faithfulness. Acknowledging that beautiful truths that God has surrounded us with helps to reshape our perspective and mindset on life. I, too, struggle with low self-esteem. But, praise God, He’s helping me through it and it’s climbing bit by bit. Keep asking for that divine strength daily.

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