Fretting might be the easiest "go to" activity in a waiting room. However, God says don't fret - don't worry. Then He offers all of these other activities to take the place of worrying about circumstances we can't control anyway.
Doesn't it make sense I would ask for the fruit of love, joy, and peace to be evident in my life? Surely no one would question me asking for a bumper crop of kindness, goodness, faithfulness or gentleness? And don't we all ask for a bushel more self-control in our lives?
Wisdom from Kate Motaung regarding the intent of Five Minute Friday: It’s really not about the quality — it’s about showing up. It’s about sitting down, setting the timer, and doing the work. It’s about the discipline and the practice of letting the words flow.