Friday, October 28, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Relevant

Friday comes quickly, and it is time for another Five Minute prompt. Today's is "relevant," and I find I'm struggling a bit with this one - worried about getting the definition just right. I will just go with what has popped into my little brain and hope for the best.



There was a time in my life, okay there are still times in my life, where being relevant was so important to me. Being accepted and part of the "right" group was high on the list of priorities. It was, too often, the way I judged my own self-worth. I needed to wear the right things, say the right things, read the right things - be included in all the right things.

I am of an age now where that matters less and less. I am learning to number the days, the hours, the minutes - trying to make them relevant in the way I live them out. More and more I want to be relevant in His eyes - to switch my focus from me to Him - to find my worth in what He deems relevant.

It is easy to slip back into the old patterns - to look around at what others are doing, where they're going, what they're saying and want to be part of it all. It is sometimes hard to find contentment in less until I begin to realize that the less is more.

"He who has found his life shall lose it, and he who has lost His life for my sake shall find it."
Matt. 10:39

I am praying for that sort of relevance.


Linking to the Gypsy Mama - Lisa-Jo



  1. i am starting to think that perhaps finding relevance in His eyes is truly how we become part of it all.

  2. Linda, thank you for your sweet comments on my blog yesterday. A more wonderful compliment could't have been given.

    I love reading your inspirational words each day!

  3. yes...age helps let go of those things old patterns of measuring ourselves...
    Good word...

  4. Such a wonderful post; that's the relevance I crave, too.

  5. Sometimes when I'm very tired and under pressure of work deadlines, I let other people get to me. That's when I begin to question who I am and begin to falter. Some sleep, scripture, and devotional time with God (including praying and listening) always helps. When I'm at my worst, there is a book I turn to:Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts
    that helps bring me back into God's perspective and out of society's. :>)
    Great post---your honesty always reaches in and touches the soul in me.

  6. This part was so encouraging to me:
    "I am of an age now where that matters less and less."
    :) Thanks.

  7. Love the depth, the importance of this message you have shared. So often we get caught up in life, in others that we forget to take notice of what is truly important, truly relevant.