Valerie Jones

{Live with Purpose. Lead with Passion.}

I am a blogger, worship leader, and speaker who helps worship leaders and team members connect with purpose and passion in life and leadership by offering encouragement, community, and practical resources so that they can thrive in life and leadership, both on and off the platform.

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{Five Minute Friday | Pass}

It's Five Minute Friday. That means unplanned, unedited, straight-from-the-heart-to-the-paper writing. Yep, you just write whatever comes out based on a word you're given. If you have five minutes, you should give it a try!  Find out how here.

This week the prompt is {PASS}. I am a day late to the party, but I made it. Woo!

Ready? GO.

The struggle is real. I'm exhausted. In the midst of a season of difficulty, it's all I can do to put one foot in front of the other and smile while I'm trudging along. Dirty dishes piled in the sink. Dirty clothes are overflowing the laundry baskets. Sweet kids of mine are running around with tangled hair and too-small clothes because, remember, the laundry.  One could sculpt a small cityscape from dust that's piled up on my furniture. Yeah, it's bad.

Can I tell you something? What I'd love to do just now is scream at the top of my voice, "Can I just get a PASS!?" Can we skip this altogether, this big thing that's looming like a dark rain cloud over our lives? Then, I stop because I remember I do have a pass. It's this thing called grace. It doesn't allow me to skip the process, but it does equip me to embrace it. There's something in the process meant just for me, for my growth, for my good. So, today I am breathing in God's grace and trusting that this too shall pass. And everything will be just fine. Everything is just fine.