Today’s Five Minute Free Write Challenge is the word CARE. Thankful to be linking up with other bloggers over @ KateMotaung’s site to participate.

I often chide myself that I care to much about things. The food I feed to my children. The music that I listen to. How I spend my time. How should I have responded to that situation versus how I did in fact respond to it. Lately though I am finding that as a leader and a follower I need to care. To love like Jesus loved, to walk as Jesus walked, to be the leader He wants me to be. Caring is very important.

Caring about something allows us to get outside of ourselves. When we care about a person, a situation, an event we have an opportunity to grow our hearts. Caring is not always easy, and it often times takes on a shape and form that may not resemble caring. Yet at times the hardest circumstances require of us to care enough to let go.

I find myself in a transition where this is very much the scenario. Since I care so much I must let go. I must step back. Step aside. I must allow God to lead. It would be easy for some to say I have stopped caring and I would argue that when you care about something enough you are sometimes asked to move back so God can move forward what is next. That when we let go we show how much we care in spite of how much we want to hold on.



  • Amy

    October 10, 2014 at 4:11 pm Reply

    Very beautifully said! I can so relate too. I care so much about my family and others that I find myself trying to make things happen the way I think they should instead of patiently waiting for the Lord to take care of things in His perfect timing.
    Linking up with you from FMF.

    • Gail Campbell

      October 23, 2014 at 4:42 pm Reply

      Hi Amy! Thanks for stopping by, isn’t it great that God is patient with us as we learn to follow Him more!

  • 5heartsonefamily

    October 10, 2014 at 6:03 pm Reply

    Yes, caring can become so overwhelming! I’m with you there! The world is just overrun with need.

    Visiting from fmf today.

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