Five Minute Friday {Ready}

September 11, 2014Karen Courcy

f95d752e8231326a1908c43fd29d9c0eWelcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.

No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {READY}


I am ready for a change! I am ready for a different kind of change – the kind of change that by standing on the outside looking in, you see the hard, but you also see change in the hard to the point of knowing that hope is right there in the middle of it!

I have had an incredibly hard hard year; the kind of year where hope faded in and out more times than not.

My whole healing path has been about change.. change every day, hope upon hope, healing and connection .. and every day I see change happening, but I am ready for more.. I am ready to take steps I have never taken before, I just need to find my ground and trust that its safe to take bigger steps into that hard and out the other side.

This past year has been about being in this isolation and being afraid to take steps out of the hard… well I have realized that maybe it’s not about taking steps OUT of the hard, but maybe taking steps INTO the hard to get out to the other side.

We sometimes focus so much on trying to move out of something, that we rarely see that the healing really happens INSIDE the hard and through the harder moments we are afraid to face.

I saw this quote this week and it has hit me many many times .. the quote is “what we avoid feeling, persists”

If we continue to run from the feelings of hard, they will always remain there no matter what route we take. Stay, walk through the hard, look at the hard, and know what is on the other side.

I think I am ready for that step.. and even though I am ready doesn’t mean I have to have it all figured out… maybe taking this step is about learning how to be in the hard and not running from it.

My therapist and I have been working incredibly hard this past year.. we have taken steps around the hard, along side of the hard, have seen the hard – but I think it’s time to take steps IN the hard.

I am tired of running away from how I feel and into the isolation I have been in this whole year, and maybe just maybe instead of running away from it, it’s about running towards it.

I am ready for something inside of me to be different, and although it may take some time and a process of healing what this past year has been – the first step is about saying “I am ready” and sometimes just acknowledging the feeling of being ready for something to be different, is what creates the ground for more steps to be made.

I am ready ……

“God holds me in the palm of His hand and no one can take Him from me”


  • Jen Daugherty

    September 11, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    Hmm…you are just making me think tonight! Running into the hard….so much against our human nature, but sometimes, it’s exactly what we need.

    Huh. Thanks for the deep thoughts tonight! I’ll be pondering this one 🙂

  • passagethroughgrace

    September 11, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Beautiful! I love the quote-what we avoid feeling, we resist! I’ve been in that place of hard and sometimes still find myself there. Your words, your heart, your perseverance along with God will see you through your change. Blessings! Mary

  • MarriedaYouthPastor (@lizvonE)

    September 11, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Love this: “what we avoid feeling, persists”

    I am coming on the other side of my season of hard… but I find myself still in the thick of it. Hard is… well, hard to shake.

    Appreciate connecting with you each week!

  • Anita Ojeda

    September 11, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Bravo for you, Karen! My daughter is currently avoiding the hard, and it hurts so much. I’ll be praying for you on your journey.

  • karrileea

    September 12, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    Oh I love this Karen! Lean in, my friend… step in… He will go with you and draw you up and over to the other side! (How often do we want to go around, when the blessing and freedom lies withIN!) Great post!

  • judith heaney

    September 12, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    Beautiful words and powerful encouragement. Thank you for being vulnerable and strong and transparent and sharing your struggle and your heart. I feel so much of myself in your words and your journey and I stand with you, ready to go into the hard and into the healing. I’m ready, too, to stop running from what scares me and standing strong in hope and faith and in God’s right hand until I get to the other side.

    So wonderful to discover your words through the FMF community <3

  • Tanya

    September 12, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    “what we avoid feeling, persists”, this caught me thinking!!

    Wish you all the best for your journey ahead. I am sure your determination will help you sail through the hard.

    Friend from FMF,

  • Melanie

    September 12, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    I love the part about being ready…but not having it all figured out. So much of life happens in those places. Thank you for sharing your journey and your heart. Glad to stop by from FMF.

  • Cat

    September 13, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Great post, Karen. I totally agree about learning to sit with the hard…

  • pourcettetemps

    September 20, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    um, this was stunning. so much that i just wanted to linger on…especially about your work with your therapist, next to the hard, between the hard places and in the midst of the hard. thank you for sharing that you are ready to step up and into this hard. i know that this is something i’ve been struggling with also. i’m afraid and that fear keeps me from experiencing healing.

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