Today I am joining the wonderful community at Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. This is my third time writing on a prompt for 5 minutes. The deal is set a timer, write on the word given with no corrections or extra time to think just write. I am excited to write today because last night I joined my first Twitter party and chatted with some bloggers who are part of the Five Minute Friday community.
The word is FIGHT
The first thing that comes to mind for me is my kids. They fight all the time. It doesn’t matter what it is about. It can be about the front seat, the last bit of cereal, who is player 1 on the Wii. They fight all the time. This is a part of parenting I knew was coming but didn’t realize how hard it would be to parent.
I am constantly talking to them about being a peacemaker which I would say is the complete opposite of a fighter. Being a peacemaker means putting others needs or wants before their own. So easy to say but so hard to do. We are so selfish to the core all of us. Like so many other parenting moments I am faced with my own struggles. Being selfish is a daily struggle for me. I am trying to so hard to teach my kids what I so need to learn myself.
I try to be honest with them about how hard it is and that only with the help of Jesus can we begin to be peacemakers. We learn from the Prince of Peace how to put others first. So as I struggle to model for them what it means to be a peacemaker I remember the verse “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will inherit the earth.”
So join us at Five Minute Friday today and share your thoughts on the word FIGHT.