I Choose Option B (Five Minute Friday)

After a 3 week hiatus, Five Minute Friday is BACK over here at 7 Days Time.

I will give you a moment to compose yourself. 🙂

Five Minute Friday is simple. And fun. It’s like a writing flash mob. Each Friday, I pop over and link up with The Gypsy Mama Lisa-Jo Baker. She gives us a prompt. Then we write. For five minutes flat.

No over thinking. No editing. Pure, word-flowing, Jesus inspired writing.

Five Minute Friday

And very appropriate for a Friday.

So now… Let’s get this party started!

Todays prompt: BEYOND



“ARE WE THERE YET?” I have to admit that this question is not utter from the mouths of babes in the backseat on a road trip… Instead, it oftentimes seems to involve my heart and a conversation with God.

I am a forward thinker. And by forward thinker, I really mean that I have a tendency to be impatient. (Great way to sugarcoat it, right? Thought so.)

We all have to be very careful not to fall in the trap of “Beyond.” Now, don’t get me wrong– beyond is a B-E-A-uitful thing. It’s exciting. It’s refreshing. It’s hope-inducing. But if we focus on too much on the beyond… we miss The Now.

“I will be happy when the house is clean…” 

“When I get my blog post written, then I can relax.” 

“I just have to make it through this ridiculous season of army insanity.” 

I am looking beyond. Yes, it keeps me moving forward… But sometimes, we just need to chill out and live in The Now.

Because God is in The Now AND the Beyond.

He’s in the clutter in my house.

He’s in the words of my blog posts.

He’s in the trials that the army throw at us.

God is in The Now. And also gives us a sweet hope in our heart of the beyond…

So we can choose:
A) To experience heaven only in the beyond, sludging through our day-to-day lives
B) To experience heaven in today AND beyond, by enjoying The Now but rejoice in The Later

I don’t know about you… but I choose option B.



Five Minute Friday is always fun… mainly because I’m always surprised at what ends up from my head and heart into the scribbly words of my post. Jesus is at work… And I’m glad we can experience it.

May your weekend be filled with hope of the now… and beyond.

Beyond Blessed,

“Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great…” 1 Timothy 3:16 (NIV) 

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16 thoughts on “I Choose Option B (Five Minute Friday)

  1. Enjoy the now, rejoice in the later………love that! I’m for plan B too. 🙂
    It’s Friday (at my house that means that we sing a joyous Friday song), may you relish and enjoy it!

  2. hisandtheirbeloved

    Hi! My favorite thing about FMF is that one word launches so many different paths. I love what you did with it. I’m loving option B, “To experience heaven in today AND beyond, by enjoying The Now but rejoice in The Later.” Since here and now are where we are, might as well make it heaven. That’s the lesson of the Lord’s Prayer.
    Thank you.
    Peace and good.

    • That’s one of my fav things too!! One prompt and literally dozens of directions. So super duper cool! Thanks for coming by!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog–I’m glad you did because I’m SO glad I got to read your post! This really resonated with me because I spend SO much time looking forward–Beyond–to the end of summer, the end of college, the day when we’ll move somewhere else so Hubby can start teaching, the time when I’ll (Lord willing) be pregnant…
    I love how you put it: “God is in The Now AND The Beyond.”
    “enjoying the Now but rejoicing in the Later.”
    YES. An eternal mindset. Remembering that God is I AM, not I Was, or I Will Be (even though he IS). He’s present NOW…and I should be, too. 🙂
    Thank you so much for this.

    • You are super welcome, Jaimie! I still get stuck in the “when this is over” mode, but God continues to bring me back to now, with a sweet hope for the beyond. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Susan

    Love where you took FMF and enough. Living in the present is sometimes a challenge, and you gave me a great reminder today. Thanks.

  5. Oh good Lord we wrote the same post!!!

  6. Really, really like this.

  7. Brenda @TripleBraided

    Wow, do I struggle with this! This is a great way to look at the beyond. The beyond was once the now. Thank you and for visiting today! 🙂

    • THANK YOU for popping over to 7 Days Time… The beyond does become the now– and it is all about perspective.

  8. I also wrestle with living in the NOW. But I have to constantly remind myself that actively living in the NOW is a great way to help ensure the BEYOND becomes an amazing NOW moment once it arrives.

    • Dude reader… That is deep. And legit. Thanks for that profound response– Like the way your brain is wired!! 🙂

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