5 Minute Fridays/ Spiritual

Finish Strong


Participating in Lisa-Jo’s 5 Minute Fridays. 5 minutes to write about one word. Unedited.

Word: Finish



It. Is. Finished.

His Words uttered on that cross, remind me that I am not–


Today I felt very cross, and frankly was quite finished with myself.

Over it.  Over my inability to deal rightly with what comes my way.

Life overwhelming. Lies telling me that the strong finish I long for is out of reach.


The enemy whispers lies, and even shouts them loud from mouths of loved ones.

They aren’t really saying what I hear so loud. Again– the enemies’ work.

If only I could remember those final words;

“It. Is. Finished.”

How He finished it for me so I am not.

If only I could remember I am on the winning team.

Why do I pay attention to the loser that whispers “Loser”

He wants me to believe that I am. What a Loser.

Here is the truth of the matter

Hear the truth of the matter

It. Is. Finished.

No matter what my emotions, others, or the enemy tells me

I can finish strong because He’s already done the work and won.

Where does that leave me?






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  • Tanya
    July 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Beautiful words!

    Thanks to you, I am a part of the FMFParty 🙂


  • Somer
    July 26, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    “How he Finished it for me so i am not” powerful words

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      July 29, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Thank you. So glad you get my words and thoughts.

  • Angie Ryg
    July 25, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I can finish strong because He’s already done the work and won.

    Yes! What a blessing a gift from God!

    And oh my …how did you get such a wonderful photo in such a short time?! Beautiful!

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      July 29, 2014 at 11:35 am

      Pic Monkey Collage! My fav..so easy to use.

  • Jolene Underwood (@Faith_Eyes)
    July 25, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Really enjoyed this post and I’m so glad I found your site through FMF. Your writing and your passions resonate with me and relate to my own heart. So “over my inability to fight rightly…” yeah…

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      July 29, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Resonate and relate– this was balm for my heart as I sometimes wonder if people understand what I am saying when I write quickly and just ‘spew’ my words in 5 minutes. So glad it makes sense to you!

  • Katha
    July 25, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Very true words and such an assurance that the ultimate victory is already won. Happy Friday to you!

  • Ginger
    July 24, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Yay for HIS big finish. And to speaking His truth when the lies come our way. Blessings!

  • Alia Joy
    July 24, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Oh how we listen to lies. How strong our legs would be if we knew we were carried through the hardest parts, pushed forward by grace, claimed by mercy. What an important reminder, friend.

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      July 29, 2014 at 11:38 am

      I’m such a fan of yours that it made me smile big to see your beautiful face and words on my page. Thanks for reading/commenting.

  • Andrea H.
    July 24, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Amen! We win, even before we begin the race. What a timely reminder for me. Thank you, I enjoyed your post.
    Blessings to you.
    – Andrea

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      July 29, 2014 at 11:38 am

      Such a restful thought, huh? Oh to remember..

  • Kim
    July 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Yay for victory before we even start! Love your post.

  • Janel Andrews
    July 24, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Oh Amy, thank you for this important reminder. There is nothing that can be done or has been done that is not covered in the completeness of this statement. thank you for that reminder.

    • AmyNewNostalgia
      July 29, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Hi Janel! Yes. Complete. <3!

  • Linda@Creekside
    July 24, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    the enemy’s hissing tones are such lies.

    i want to listen to the holiest of voices that tells me who I am in Jesus …

    we’re in good company, aren’t we …

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