Check your Gauge (Five Minute Friday)

It’s time for Five Minute Friday. (I will give you a moment to collect yourself.)

FMF is a great exercise, just to write– for five minutes flat, not stressing about grammar and commas, not overthinking the process or the message.
Five Minute Friday
Just write. Then we link up with Lisa-Jo. 

Easy, huh? (Just what we need on a low-key Friday!)

Let’s do this.

Today’s prompt: GRACEFUL

Anddddd GO!


I was that kid. You know the one. That girl who trips over the nearly invisible cracks in the sidewalk. The gal who once fell UP the stairs so badly that she was bruised and barely able to walk for a week.

Oh, and I’m still that girl. (Sidenote: being pregnant has not helped– in the last week and a half, I have dropped and broke an entire bottle of salsa, a jar of tabasco sauce and a jar of mayo <the mayo was in a plastic bottle, thank goodness.)

I am NOT graceful. I’ve tried. It just isn’t happening for me.

But regardless of my inability to walk up the stairs and put away salsa, I do have hope.

I am grace-full.

See, we all have a chance, no matter what our level of coordination, to be grace-full. All it takes is a lot of faith from us and never-ending love from a great God.

His grace is enough… to keep us going day after day, when we fall short (either literally or figuratively), to give us a hope and a future.

Without His daily grace, our lives are empty.

So it doesn’t matter if you are the most coordinated-gymnast-dancer-I-got-smooth-moves-person in the world, or a salsa-dropping-stair-tripping-sinner like me. Regardless,  it’s time we check our God-gauge…

Are you running on empty? Or are you grace-full?



As always, I am so thankful that you stopped by. Let me know you were here by leaving a quick comment with your reaction. (Comments are my favorite part of the blogging journey.)

Until Monday– may you be overwhelmed with His grace.

From empty to grace-full,

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.” ~Acts 20:24

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7 thoughts on “Check your Gauge (Five Minute Friday)

  1. Sharita…I think when we are pregnant, we are the most grace-full! Although pregnancy was not the most peasant thing for me, I surely am thankful for being graced with three lovely children! Blessings to you my grace-full friend! 🙂

    • Great point, Mindy– I love the way you think!! Pregnancy hasn’t be the most fun-filled experience so far (I am still holding out hope for the rest of it!) I am also thankful for the experience and our Little Patriot. Thanks for a perspective check 🙂 Love ya sista!

  2. Amen to that! We are made perfect in Him! But I gotta tell ya, I have a lot of fun with friends who aren’t so graceful. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to laugh at yourself when you just tripped in front of a crowd.

    • Touche, Zhanna– I have had some hilarious times with my posse of non-graceful friends as well… probably because what we lacked in coordination, we were able to be filled with God’s grace!

  3. We’re graceful when we accept grace!!! 🙂 How far along are you now girl? ~ Blessings, Amy 🙂

    • Well, if that is the case my friend… I am SUPER graceful, broken jars and all 🙂

      As of tomorrow, I am 16 wks… Praise Jesus!

  4. Sharita, that was and is still ME! I love what you said about it being okay because we have God. I’ve learned to embrace it, too 🙂

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