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Life is too short to be comfortable. #FMFParty

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Life is too short to be comfortable. #FMFParty

I’m joining in on the #fmfparty (Five Minute Friday Party). This is a writer’s link up hosted by Kate Motaung. Each Friday, she offers a single word writing prompt. The participants have five minutes to free write whatever comes to mind using that one word as their prompt. No overthinking, no editing. However, being the rebel that I am, I will likely edit for spelling and blatant bad grammar.

I hope whatever I write makes some sort of sense and I’m not totally embarrassing myself. This will be a good way for me to get some words out and keep the writing juices flowing. It will also help me connect with other writers who long to become better writers and are willing to be vulnerable with their craft.

Today’s prompt is COMFORT.

My five minutes starts now. Ready. Set. Go.

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I used to think life was too short to be uncomfortable but now I think life is too short to be comfortable.

I am a huge fan of comfortable shoes and undergarments. I just don’t’ have time for hurting feet or tight elastic and wires. Yikes. TMI and I can’t edit that!

Besides the physical comfort level, I aim to achieve, however, I have realized that being uncomfortable spiritually is a higher goal.

In my marriage, I can’t get comfortable. In my parenting, well, there’s no chance of that getting comfortable. In any stage of my life, comfort has become a scary thing to me. Letting my guard down and thinking that everything is grand and trucking along just fine has proven to not be a good place for me. The bottom has nearly always fallen out from under me and sometimes the hole was deep.

Donning my comfortable shoes and panties, I will go about my day not being afraid of discomfort, but welcome it because it promotes growth.

I should probably be a little afraid that I just wrote this because you know what they say about praying for patience, right? Well, I’m not praying for discomfort. If it comes, though

Stop.
(5 minutes, Wordcount 204)

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What does the word “comfort” conjure up in your head and heart? Think about it and share in the comments here or on the EPFH Facebook page.


Click over to Five Minute Friday to read more about this week’s prompt and/or to add your own link.

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About Andrea

I'm a stumbling pilgrim and gatherer of stories. Stories about Jesus and how He gave His life for me, sustains me and redeems me... even though...

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  1. I love this! “I will go about my day not being afraid of discomfort, but welcome it because it promotes growth.” I want to do this also. ❤

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  2. Getting too comfortable can easily lend itself to being stagnant – and settling for less than the best. Those old, worn-out shoes (and other things) might be comfy but not exactly the best:) Don’t you just love these unedited posts!! Visiting from FMF…have a great weekend!

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    • Not worn out shoes or undergarments, just comfortable ones that might look, shall I say, granny-ish. 🙂 I try to find cute comfortable shoes but often times comfort and cute don’t make a good match. And yes, I pray to not become stagnant. I once heard that stagnant ponds stink. Thanks for stopping by! You’re welcome back anytime.

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  3. Love this! And I totally agree about the physical comfort…I want comfortable shoes, beds, and undergarments. Yet I love the adventure that comes with allowing myself to go to uncomfortable places spiritually! Keep writing, sister! #fmfparty and #ftlwriters

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  4. You are brave for encouraging discomfort as a way to sharpen your spirit! But if that happens, hopefully you will recognize that God is using it to work in your life and you can lean on him to push through the discomfort.

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    • Encouraging discomfort? Maybe more of a cautiously welcoming… haha! However, we are not promised comfort but trouble. John 16:33 so discomfort is to be expected. I’m thankful to have loving friends and an even more loving God who is always there. Thanks for reading my unedited heart words. That, my friend, is bravery!

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  5. Love that you had a brilliant message here and totally love that you were able discuss your undergarments in this post! haha! I especially loved when you said that ‘being spiritually uncomfortable is a higher goal…’ that’s some serious food for thought sister! #ftlwriters

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    • Thank you, Nichole! As I approach 50 years old, I am keenly aware of how much I’ve grown and how much I desire continued growth. Being comfortable will not accomplish that goal. I so appreciate being on this #fmfparty and especially the #ftlwriters journey with you!

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  6. Andrea, this is a TERRIFIC essay. You combined transparency with humour in just the right proportions…and you spoke for so very many people.

    Though, for me, wearing a wire had, at one time, a very different meaning which could be lethal. But those days were fun while they lasted. I guess.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    https://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/07/your-dying-spouse-336-gods-lighthouse.html

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