IMG_6589Five-Minute Friday: Free. A single word prompt. Write without overthinking or editing. And go:

This is to all the haters, the critics, the naysayers. Specifically, this is to the ones that live inside my head.

Your time here is done.

You are free to go.

If you are not willing to go in your own power, then I will help you.

But today?

Today is your eviction day. Consider this your notice.

What’s that you say? You don’t think I can do it? You don’t think I have the power, the strength, the ability to call you out and dress you down right here, right now?

You’re right. I probably don’t.

But that’s okay.

I’m not working alone. In fact, I’m not doing this at all.

This is all in His power and His strength and His mercy and His calling.

He made me free.

But even so, I continue to live in fear and doubt.

I continue to live as a slave to you: to the haters and the critics and the self-doubt and the self-proclaimed naysayers.

But today is my Independence Day. (again)

Today, I am liberated. (again)

Today, I am free. (still)

I am free from doubt and from worry and from cowering and from giving in.

I am free from the voices – all of your voices – that try to control me and tell me every day that I am not enough or that I don’t have anything to say or to contribute.

You’re wrong.

I am worthy.

In the words of Mercy Me, I am flawless because the Cross has made me flawless.

I have something to say.

I have words that God gave me and that He wants me to share with others. And maybe even with me.

But I am no longer accountable to you.

Today I am living a life worthy of the Gospel.

And so this is my beginning. This is my moment to break free and to do the things for which God created me.

Your time here is done.

This is my time.

God created me for such a time as this.


(This post is part of Kate Motaung’s Five-minute Friday at Heading Home. She gives us a word and we write for five minutes. This week’s word: Free)



5 thoughts on “Free for a Time

  1. Judith, I love your writing. It’s so true that while we have freedom in God we have to constantly declare it and choose to walk in it and come against those voices that tell us otherwise.

    1. So glad to meet you today, Carly! Some days, the choice is easier than others. Today, I needed the reminder that I am free and I am not alone.

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