Friday, 4 August 2017

Has your "try" become weak? Time for intention.


Do you ever find yourself saying or thinking the words "I'll try" and knowing deep in your heart that you won't? I am annoying myself every time those words cross my thoughts or pass my lips. I know that the word "try" has come to mean this weak offering of some intention rather than a gutsy word conveying conscious effort. I desire to live more intentionally with purpose and attention to how I am spending my time. My everyday reality does not reflect that as often as I'd like. It is easy to make excuses and there are even legitimate ones in my life right now, like a sick child demanding much of my physical emotional energy. Today I chose to take "try" to a deeper level. I got rid of an app that has been sucking my time without adding value or purpose. I chose to watch less Netflix and read instead. These may seem like small examples but I sense the shift internally. There is an urgency and fire rising within me. Try will no longer be a fob off attempt at easing my conscience but conscious choices to change my behaviour one bit at a time. 

This post was written as part of Five Minute Friday on the prompt word "try". Each Friday writers gather to write unedited for five minutes and share our thoughts together. You can read the contributions of others here

7 comments:

  1. I'm easily content with trying too. Thanks for sharing this perspective.

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  2. Yes. Just do it, don't "try". But sometimes it's hard to hear "try more" when you are at the end of your rope. Instead, I am happy to just rest in Jesus. Thanks, Jo! Blessings to you!

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  3. Trying has me stumped this morning. I just need to move forward and to turn it over to the Lord which we say but doing it is hard at time. Have a great day.

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  4. Yes, Jodi...I get it. We just have to DO IT. Not talk about it but DO IT. Hope little one gets to feeling better real soon.

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  5. Jo, this is so true...'try' can become an excuse for something we either don't want to do or think we can't do.

    I'm going to remember this. Thank you.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    https://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/08/your-dying-spouse-345-embracing-fear-fmf.html

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  6. Our hearts and minds know when "try" is just a set-up for an excuse, don't they? So hard some days... I hope your sick child is feeling better tonight.

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  7. Yes! Do or do not, there is no try. It's about being honest to others and yourself.

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