Let Him Pick the Song {Five Minute Friday}

Five Minute FridayIt’s Five-Minute Friday with lovely Lisa-Jo!

Set a timer and just write. Don’t worry about making it just right or not.

For me? An exercise in letting go and letting words flow. Five minutes only. {yes, I do set a timer and it quacks like a duck at 5 minutes, which totally makes me smile}

Today’s prompt: Song.

And go…

I’ve been messing with my playlist for months and tomorrow we’ll see how it serves me. Each song has been handpicked because of its words or beat or peppiness {is that even a word?!} and tomorrow those songs will keep me company as I run 13.1 miles.

I went back and forth about planning the order of the songs or just hitting shuffle as I cross the start line. I know certain songs get me more fired up than others and maybe if I put them at just the right mile, it will be enough to help me meet my goal.

But The Hubby said the best thing to me last night when I asked him what he would be doing.

“I figure God can put together a better playlist order than I can.”

Amen, dude. So I will let Him direct my steps and direct the songs and trust that He knows just the song I need to hear and just the right time.


Isn’t that how it works in the every day for me as well? Let go. Trust Him. Let Him sing into my life. It’s always more perfect when it is in His timing and not my own.

The surprise of that perfect song when the legs ache or the miles drag on – I can’t wait to see what song He picks.



Team Samaritan's Purse OCC

Tomorrow, I will run my second half-marathon. I’m excited and nervous and just want it to be here already, but I’m especially honored to be running to raise money for Operation Christmas Child with Team Samaritan’s Purse! We’re almost halfway to the $500 goal, but the hours are dwindling! I would love your prayers for the race and any help you can provide to support Operation Christmas Child! Thank you for praying, donating, and sharing as you feel led!

And take a few minutes to read the song-filled words of many other writers linked up over at Five Minute Friday today!

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  1. OH, Erin! How wonderful to be running to raise money for OCC. I just know your playlist will be perfect and your song will go on and on and on when precious children gt their boxes! I’m so happy to contribute. Blessings and I”ll be praying for you tomorrow.

  2. I love this! And I’m excited for you. May the Lord bless every step of that journey you are on tomorrow! I’m cheering for you!

  3. BoniLady says:

    How exciting for you! Will pray that everything goes perfectly for you tomorrow! Let HIM take care of your playlist and it will be great!

  4. visiting from Lisa jo’s. i think that your husband’s idea was fantastic. Sometimes i forget that God has his hand and his heart in even those things we might think are simple everyday. i am praying that the Lord will give you strength and that you will be blessed by the things he choses to bring to you in the midst of your worshipping while running. Be blessed.

  5. Dropping by from FMF. I hope you have a great race tomorrow. Good for you!

  6. Good luck on your race! My husband and I just ran one two weeks ago. Sadly, I learned I am not a fan of distance runs!!!

    And God’s timing and His choices are always best. You are so right. I enjoyed reading about how you are going to trust God even for the seemingly small stuff! 🙂

  7. What a WORD. As my Nana always reminds me, a man makes his plans but the Lord orders his steps. He’s got the best Plan!