Friday, June 07, 2013

Five Minutes: Fall

Each week Gypsy Mama chooses a word to write about for five minutes. No editing, stream of consciousness. Today's word is: Fall.

Ready. Set. Write.

Grace is definitely not my middle name.  The only way I identify with "grace" is through the merciful grace I receive through my Savior, Jesus Christ.  I have been known to fall and sometimes in the most silliest of ways or places.  Thankfully because I have a lot of padding (these extra pounds are good for something!) I don't get hurt often, other than a few bruises and my pride tarnished a bit.  

My most recent fall was a few months ago in our restroom at work.  I can't tell you what happened, other than I was twirling around from throwing my hand towel in the garbage and I suppose my pirouette wasn't on point and down I went.  I wasn't hurt, other than some soreness for a few days.  And the stark realization that I landed on a public restroom floor.  Ick.  

I had a fall one morning a few years ago early before the sunrise as I was going to the gym for my swim workout.  I was so diligent and focused...and proud of myself.  I would get up every morning before dawn and head to the gym to swim every morning, five days a week.  For someone who is far from athletic, that was a feat.  But one morning I tripped on the way in, resulting in a head gash and stitches.  And a life lesson.  

Sometimes God allows us to fall to help us become more dependent on Him.  You see, I was becoming too prideful in my own workout that I not only wasn't depending on Him, but spending my morning time focused on my physical well-being with no focus on the spiritual.  Sometimes when we fall, it can be a good thing.  


Cassandra said...

So true! Thank you for sharing and being so open with your physical and spiritual falls. God is so good to us!~Cassandra, your FMF neighbor.

Ashley Ditto said...

I'm visiting from FMF. This post is so beautiful! Your words are so true!

Rebekah@weliveinspired said...

Visiting from FMF. So true! If we didn't fall how would we learn, grow and need to rely on anyone other than ourselves?

Ruby Manchanda said...

Your words ring with such wisdom