Friday, October 27, 2017

5 Minute Friday -- OVERCOME

Giving the 5 minute prompt a try again this week!

The word is OVERCOME

The first thing that pops into my mind is Mandisa's Song "You're an Overcomer."  Love that song, and I ran to it regularly when I did a couch to 5K Bible study.

I was overcoming my fear of running, my fear of making a fool of myself in a running group, and my fear of not being able to do it.  

It's not on my current playlist, but if I hear it, my mind goes straight to the memory of that group, and the new friends I made while in it.

Mandisa's song "Overcomer"

Then, my mind is drawn to all of the things that overcome me...

-I am overcome by fear
-I am overcome by anger and bitterness
-I am overcome by my obstacles
-I am overcome by my bad habits.
-I am overcome by worry

But every writer knows you get RID of the passive voice!  Use strong verbs!

So that needs to flip!

-I overcome fear.
-I overcome anger and bitterness.
-I overcome obstacles.
-I overcome my bad habits.
-I overcome worry.


A verse come to mind...

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good!" (Rom 12:21)

That verse gives a strategy --Good overcomes evil.  Kind of like fighting the negative with the positive.  

(My inner voice says...But I lack the strength to do that!)

So I keep searching the Scriptures... love this verse!

Jesus said "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."   (John 16:33)

As my time limit draws to a close, I'm summing it up with...

Jesus = key to overcoming--being an overcomer in his strength and not our own!

Now to go live it!  I'll tell you how it goes, if you tell me how it goes for you :)


  1. I love that song -- and the verse in Romans! Great reminder that He has already overcome the world, and we can overcome whatever tends to drag us away from the Light.

  2. Thanks for stopping by by my blog! It means a lot to have you give feedback!

  3. I love it, Mindy, that you're doing this five minute Friday! Loved your thoughts here!

  4. Thanks, Glenys! That is a big encouragement to me. 💕

  5. Love the song, and love the post! You reminded me of Edmund Burke's famous "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

    #1 at FMF this week.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Andrew! That quote is powerful, and a good reminder to be courageous and do the right thing. Have a great week!

  6. You speak my love language, Minday (getting rid of passive voice ;) ). I enjoyed chatting with you after the party on Thursday night. From a fellow overcomer (#48 in the link up).

    1. I enjoyed talking to you, too! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave me a note! I really appreciate it!