I obviously have not been inclined to write much lately — well, actually that is not true. There have been so many words, so many thoughts swirling through my mind, day and night, but to type them out has been the challenge. And perhaps that brings me to the word prompt today at Five Minute Friday — care.
Sitting here contemplating what that word means to me or how I would ever write for five minutes about it only brought more anxiety. How would I make anything worth reading from that one word — and then I wonder, do any of my words matter anyway?
I suppose that is why I have stopped writing. Even when I do come here to my blog staring at the blinking cursor on the blank page I mostly don’t write because I wonder if it matters. Who cares anyway about my words? Who cares about what little ol’ me has to say.
I guess, I do.
So now that I’ve actually written something, if only just an introduction, it’s time to set the timer for five minutes and just let my fingers type away.
Do you ever wonder if what you do or say or write or create matters?
Do you ever not do something, not write or create because this little voice inside asks that dreaded question, “Does it matter? Does anyone care?”
But does it really matter what others think of us and what it is we do? Does it really matter that not everyone will care?
Or does it matter that we just try and just do it anyway?
There will always be a critical voice from a critical person who is determined to undermine who we are and what we do. There will always be someone who thinks our words, actions or creations are silly or don’t mean anything. There will always be someone who criticizes, minimizes and creates doubts in us.
And sometimes — perhaps more often than not — that person is us.
I’m the best at allowing others’ criticism and negativity to bring me down. And sometimes when the day is already heavily burdened and full of anxiety and frustrations and tears — one little negative word changes my whole perspective of who I am and what I have to offer.
“Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.” ~I Peter 5:7
When that little voice from either outside me or more than likely from inside starts whispering that no one cares — He tells me differently.
Do you ever feel that what you do doesn’t matter — that no one cares?
I do. Often.
The truth is though, that what you do, what you write, create or say — it all matters to Him.
So let’s all remember today when that little voice, wherever it comes from, whispers to us, “Who cares” — that He does. And we can lay those negative thoughts, negative people, all the hurt, anxieties and doubts at His feet — because He cares and that dear reader, is truly all that truly matters.