This is the October writing challenge from Five Minute Friday. The plan is to successfully post everyday. We write for five minutes (unedited and that’s a challenge) and stop. Visit FMF to see more posts. 

Starting the last installment –

When one door closesanother opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. Alexander Graham Bell

1 Corinthians 16:8-9 But I will remain in Ephesus until Pentecost; for a wide door [b]for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. 

So, as we close out this writing challenge I celebrate progress in the writing experience and so much more.

I was greatly encouraged by Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Fridays writing community. I’m following a few more bloggers and being followed. I appreciate my new readers and the interaction we’ve had. Keep coming back, because I’m not done yet.

On the tech side of things, that always used to get me feeling overwhelmed, I’ve just enlisted the help of Fistbump Media to host this site. This removes a major distraction, allowing me to focus on God and the new thing He’s doing. I’m try I don’t want to veer off-course.

This new road led to forgiveness and gratitude, encouragement and renewal, and a desire to develop my writing and my relationships.

Paul chose to remain in Ephesus because of the present opportunity for effective service in spreading the good new about Jesus, despite many adversaries. I believe He understood the challenge but chose obedience for Christ’s sake. He saw an open door and decided to walk through it.

This blog is my open door and I’m making the same choice. I refuse to keep looking at that closed door with regret. Rather I see it as locking the past where it belongs.

God is developing something and I’m excited about it. This is my new journey. Thanks for coming along for the ride with me.

– End of the 2018 October Free Write.