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Five Minute Friday

Your body is moving too fast for your feet and you topple down.  After being in the stroller all day, your legs need stretch and space, and you're not going to let your slow feet slow you.  You fall, you get back up, and you run again.

The first time I submitted a story for publication I didn't even receive a response.  The second time, I received a rejection, a generic one.  Discouraged, I decided I wasn't going to submit anymore.  This story is one of the best things I have ever written, and it's still not good enough.

Two and a half years later and the third time I submitted it, I received a warm, heartfelt e-mail of publication hours after I sent it.  We don't all fall the same ways.  Maybe our hands get dirty, maybe they don't.  But regardless of whether it's a rejection slip or declined job or sand deep in the palm of our hands, all that matters is that we get up again.

Once upon a time there was a man who fell, and got back up.  He had help, bearing His load.  But He still died for our sins, so that we could get back up again.  How can we not pick ourselves up again, when He did?

15 comments:

  1. Wow. Okay. Wow, really. That's kind of all I have to say. Because I have submitted, and been rejected, and wondered if I should submit. And I never thought about it in terms of Jesus! Megan, what a gift you just gave me. God bless you.

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  2. congrats! and thanks for so beautifully drawing our minds back to Jesus.

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  3. Thank you for the reminder that the problem is not with falling but when we no longer decide to get back up.

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  4. We don't all fall the same ways - such truth!! But I'm writing with you -- it's all about the getting back up. We are only failures when we don't pick ourselves back up and try again. Blessings.

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  5. Kim@onerebelheartJune 7, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Love it! "There was a man who fell, and got back up." Yes. All that matters is that we get back up again. Great post!

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  6. Thank you for this, I needed it. Encouragement! I am your newest follower!


    Ashley from http://theheartofashley.blogspot.com/

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  7. Love this! You are a wonderful writer. "We don't all fall the same ways. Maybe our hands get dirty, maybe they don't." How true - and so important to remember. Our paths are not the same, yet giving grace to those who fall and to ourselves when we fall is so, so important.

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  8. Absolutely. There is nothing more important than compassion.

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  9. Thank you lady! The FMF crew is full of love and encouragement, it's a great community. Thanks for following!

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  10. Yes ma'am! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  11. As hard as it is, it feels so good to stand back up again, even though sometimes it seems easier to stay on the ground. Thanks for commenting <3

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  12. Amen. Thank you for commenting!

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  13. Everything worthwhile always comes back to the Lord <3

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  14. Submit!!! Rejections slips are better than a pile of stories that never see the light.

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  15. what encouragement!

    Visiting from FMF.

    Love, Traci Michele @ Ordinary Inspirations

    http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com

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