Five Minute Friday-Prompt Word “Trash”

“What Will You Collect”

The word collect for me truly brings up garbage. Yes, garbage.

I have journeyed through life picking up both small and large pieces of garbage and setting it out on the curb, I left it there for the trash man to pick up. Do you know who the trash man is?


Moreover, he loves this job!

We can carry our garbage if we so choose, this is true, but it’s not God’s plan. It is not his plan for us to walk around with a hundred pounds of weight of old, stale and unnecessary garbage thrown over our shoulders. Do you know what that weight does to us? It makes us slouch and take on a ‘posture of defeat’.

Carrying this load exhausts even the most energetic Christian out there!

You can collect many things in this life. Beautiful art, beautiful memories, beautiful people forever put upon our heart, but you do not need to collect the garbage of your past, of yesterday, or today. Do not choose to live in the chaos of trash. Yoke up with Jesus, he will help carry the load.

Matthew 11:28-30 (NRSV)

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

If you want to collect something, collect God’s Word into your heart, allowing it his truth to always press into your mind.

Your mind is where you probably need the most rest. (Right!)

Keep your mind free from the garbage- so that He can dwell there.

I invite you to visit the website of Kate Motaung for full details and rules (well the one rule).

All are welcome and invited to take part in joining women around the world for Five Minute Friday! You will be given a prompt word then simply take five minutes of your day to write a heartfelt, authentic message (no need to edit) using that word!

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