Five Minute Friday: Lose

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Losing is hard. Losing is easy. Losing is necessary. Losing is unnecessarily cruel and unpredictable. Loss is heavy and heart wrecking. 

We have lost so many to senseless things. Grieve. Ache. Doubt. Question. Lose. Lose. Lose. But we are not without hope. Hope is not lost.

I am left wondering what will happen when we drop our legalism, our selfish pride, our religiosity, our judgment, our hypocrisy, our holier-than-thou, our bent to be right at any cost. I think those things are worth losing for the sake of restoration.

I am only one of many, but I believe each one of us can make a difference. Lose the bigotry. Lose the contempt. Lose the hatred. Lose the racism. Lose the bias. Lose the oppressive spirt. Lose the finger pointing. Lose the pharisaical attitudes. These things are worth losing in an effort to be repairers of the breach.

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Losing the ugliness, bitterness, and unloving attitudes can change the atmosphere. I’m choosing the way of love. It’s not always an easy way, but it is worth it. I am choosing the way of reconciliation because it’s what I’m called to – creating space for friendly relationships. I’m choose to love myself well so I can love my neighbors well too.

Losing isn’t so bad after all. I gain hope, purpose, and the divine ability to expand my capacity to love without condition when I lose those actions and attitudes the destroy.

And STOP…

What does losing mean to you? I’d love to hear your story. I’m linking up with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. And today’s word got me thinking differently about what it means to lose.


6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Lose”

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    Tara on June 16, 2016 Reply

    Beautiful! THIS: “Losing isn’t so bad after all. I gain hope, purpose, and the divine ability to expand my capacity to love without condition when I lose those actions and attitudes the destroy.” Hope changes things. Love changes things. Yes let’s let love, reconciliation etc win! I’m your neighbor this week at five minute Friday!

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser on June 16, 2016 Reply

    Great thoughts, Marvia. There is so much baggage we can afford to lose!

    #1 at FMF this week.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2016/06/your-dying-spouse-169-hooks-to-future.html

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    Tammy MCdonald on June 17, 2016 Reply

    Move past religiosity and lose the things that keep us from loving! Exactly where my heart is during this season of loss. http://www.shiftedvisionministries.com/2016/06/lose-sleep-in-marriage-fmf.html

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    bloggerlovestheking on June 17, 2016 Reply

    Beautiful. Losing and expanding our capacity to love. Christ lost His life because of His capacity to love.

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    Emma Hughes on June 17, 2016 Reply

    I love how you show the paradoxical meaning of the word and how it can become so important to embrace! Great post! (over at #10 this week)

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    shalomshannon on June 18, 2016 Reply

    Thanks for your thoughts on losing and loss. Losing the religiosity, self-righteousness, hypocrisy and pride for the sake of restoration – YES! Thanks for the inspiration today. Visiting from FMF #8 Blessings to you!

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