Why is getting started on anything such a big deal? Anything? Not really. For me it just the bigger, more important things that trip me up.

Take this five-minute free write, for example, we’re four days into the week and I’m just getting started. Why? Because the five minutes usually morph into an hour or more while I try to write the perfect post.

The truth is nothing is perfect. Nothing except our perfect God. He doesn’t expect us to be perfect either. He knows all the days we won’t be. We can’t be and He loves us anyway.

What we can do is allow God to keep working on us. Not because He can’t get it right the first time, but because He loves us and wants to conform us to the likeness of His Son, Jesus (Col 3, Rom 8:29). BONUS! We get to learn a whole bunch of good stuff in the process (Gal. 5:22-3).

No post will be perfect, but get started if that’s what you believe God is using to bring you and your readers closer to Christ. Think about it, but not too long.

Whatever it is — cleaning a closet, writing a letter, visiting your mom, reading your bible, posting on your blog — just start. You will feel so much better for it. What will you start today?

So, this is what a five-minute post (OK, maybe ten) looks like!

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up! Each week Kate Motaung provides a one-word writing prompt for participants to free write for five minutes flat and share their work with the online community. This prompt this week is START.