five minute friday :: when
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer on February 13th, 2015

Be Up and Doing


when I get a break in my schedule then I can take a vacation
when I finish this project then I can spend time with my family
when I get up tomorrow then I will start that new routine
when I finish this pizza then I will start eating better
when I find time then I can do something fun
 
Planning is good, right?  Having a plan, being organized, checking off A before moving on to B, setting up the play instead of just jumping in some free-style fashion?

Not always.  Not for a procrastinator.  Not sometimes for me.  I can plan myself right out of doing.  And what is a planning without doing?  Nothing.  Just a lot of labor without any fruit.
 
​For someone like me, the problem with when is then.

​Wait then work too often leads to more waiting and less working.

But God reminds us to be cautious of planning and waiting for right circumstances:
 
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city,
and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit." 

​Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow.
You are just a vapor that appears for a little while
and then vanishes away.

​Instead,you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that." 
But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.
James 4:13-16

Blessings Soul Friends 

Today, I'm linking up with Kate Montaug over at her place, with a lot of wonderful Christian bloggers for Five Minute Friday #fmfparty.

So what is Five Minute Friday?  Each week on Thursday evening we all meet up on twitter for #fmfparty and Kate tosses out a word promt for us.  Then we write on that word for five minutes.  Yep, just five minutes, just writing, no planning, no editing (ok maybe a little).  And then on Friday we link up over at Kate's place. 

Would love for you to drop by and join us!


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6 Comments

Jessica - February 13th, 2015 at 1:14 PM
I'm so with you and the WHEN THEN thing. WHEN the cheetos are gone I will choose veggies and hummus...so far this idea is just an idea. lol I'm linking up with fmf today.
Jana - February 13th, 2015 at 1:17 PM
oh my you made me laugh! cheetos, potato chips, tortilla chips and queso....

thanks for stopping by!
kim stewart - February 14th, 2015 at 7:07 AM
Jana, what a great response to "When". I need to try out that FMF sometime. I just saw on Compel forum where you're from - I grew up in Rockwall :) small world! Have a great weekend, Kim
Jana - February 14th, 2015 at 9:27 PM
Wow Kim... it is a small world. Where are you now?

Would love for you to join us for five minute friday... check out http://katemotaung.com/five-minute-friday/ for the details and jump on twitter Thursday evenings to visit with everyone and get the prompt.

Thanks for stopping by!
Betsy de Cruz - February 14th, 2015 at 3:17 PM
Hi Jana! I'm SO excited that you have your web page now! Congratulations! It looks great. Fun to see you linking up at #LiveFree Thursday and #FMF! Blessings, soul friend. :-)
Jana - February 14th, 2015 at 9:29 PM
Thanks Betsy! and thank you for all the encouragement and support!
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