It is Friday…so you know what that means. I am joining Lisa-Jo and hundreds of other writers and I pen words for 5 minutes. No editing, no back tracking…just writing. You can read the complete details and guidelines here.
Today’s word prompt is: BELONG
After months maybe years of feeling like she didn’t belong it happened.
She felt like she belonged…FINALLY.
But it didn’t happen when the “in crowd” included her.
It didn’t happen when she made it “big.” Because she hasn’t made it “big.”
It didn’t happen when she got a new job, a new house, a bigger car or even a child.
It didn’t happen when worldly things took place.
It happened when she realized, FINALLY, that her true and real identity is in Christ.
That belonging isn’t about the size of your house, your car, the ring on your finger or your bank account.
it isn’t about the accomplishments of your children or your spouse.
It isn’t about “things” at all. It is about HIM.
Following him and doing his will.
Listening to and for the still. small. voice.
It means being quiet and when he speaks, one has to respond.
and responding in a way that is pleasing to Him, will make one feel like they belong.
So I step out in faith.
I walk a fine line between fear and obedience.
Terrified I send an e-mail. I invite 23 women from church to participate in a book study.
15 respond affirmatively.
And I am scared to death. But I know that I belong to Him and he will keep me in the palm of his hand and I can do this.
I mentioned the book in this post. If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to do so.
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