The Lie of the Fight

It’s Friday and I’m joining the flash mob of writers over at Lisa Jo’s for the first FMF of the New Year!

Set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their  comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

The Lie of the Fight

Be strong
Push Back
Take no prisoners

Temptation rears
it’s ugly head
when plans don’t stay in line
My thoughts
it’s all about controlling
or being controlled.
Why can’t I see it’s a lie?

Be hard
Be solid
Don’t compromise
I know best
Attitudes they gave me long ago,
but who were they to know best?

Take a moment
a breath
try to calm the racing heart
Tight chest
tight lips
why holding so tightly
why this need to fight?

Look up
cry out
let go of clenched fist
Close my eyes
see His face
ask Him to take it all
What were the words
she said in church?

“not called to fight,
but to stand firm”.

Plant feet
soften chest
trust in Christ
find the line

not backing down and not being hard,

be soft,
embrace weak,
womanness finally set free

true and nurturing

No longer the fight,
just standing firm in Faith,
and this is where
hardened hearts
now bloom.

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In Love & Faith,

3 thoughts on “The Lie of the Fight

    1. Thank you. The idea of standing firm was a take away I got from a women’s conference at my church late last year. It just seemed to flow out today with some other concepts/lessons floating around in my head. 🙂

  1. Such beautiful poetry! I especially love the last line you wrote: “No longer the fight, just standing firm in Faith, and this is where hardened hearts now bloom.”

    May we both stand firm in our faith!

    Blessings and love,


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