Five Minute Friday: Awake

I’m joining the Gypsy Mama and her Five Minute Fridays. Rules are: for only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Won’t you join us?



Sunrise Over FarmService

I’m rarely awake early in the morning. I wish I was a morning person, but alas, my butt just can’t leave the comfort of my bed at a decent hour.

So, instead of going to bed early, making bright morning rising easier, I stay awake.

Awake in the depths of the night. My mind racing and unable to sleep.


And, at the same time, I’m so not awake.  There are times when God shakes me, blantantly calling me to open my eyes.

To wake up.

To realize that the path I’m on, the place I’m at, is not the one for me.

I am meant for better things.

I am meant to worship with my peers. To grow in a community I can relate to. To learn. To love.

Not to feel forced out of my passions by “well-meaning” people who are looking to “give me a break”

Not to feel as if I’m alone in a crowded sanctuary

Not to feel like I’m asleep.

I’m meant to be


Jessica shared this link via facebook the other day and it really “woke me up”

Now, to stay awake.

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12 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Awake

  1. Christy says:

    Just stopping by from Lisa-Jos.

    Im meant to be awake. That is so powerful. I have seen that video linked everywhere the last two days but just took the time to watch wow.


  2. Denise J. Hughes says:

    ” … calling me to open my eyes. To wake up. To realize that the path I’m on, the place I’m at, is not the one for me.” This is a beautiful post. I really mean that. I’m a night owl too. And it is most often in the stillness of the night I most clearly hear His voice.


    • Emily says:

      Glad you can relate. There are many days when I go in to service thinking Im the only one feeling this way. You can bet Ill be making some changes to *my* experience very soon.


  3. martha brady says:

    i enjoyed reading your 5 minutes:) this night owl seems to be in good company. HA! being AWAKE is always a challenge as we live in community with other believers. it is so easy to write those off with whom we either disagree or don’t find much in common. unfortunately, God challenges us to show the world what christians look like…by our perfection? NO, by the way we love each other! ugh! that one isn’t nearly so easy as the “perfection” one now is it?

    i think i’ve said this b/f, but i love the title of your blog:)


    • Emily says:

      So true, so true. Uh love – perfection masking as love is so much easier, but NOT our purpose. Glad you commented 🙂 and thanks for the nice words about my blog name. Ive always been a big elephant fan 🙂


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