Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
I missed my 5 Minute Friday sisters tonight at the #fmfparty on Twitter. These precious women, filled with so much grace and strength. They make me feel as if I belong here, in this big world of blogging. Sometimes, especially lately, I can get a little off balance, with so much coming into my filter and not enough out put. I can lose my sense of purpose, and when that happens I shy away, busy myself with other things, and forget that I have a voice He’s given me to share.
I ask the question, “Is there a place for me in this whirlwind of words.” I tend to forget the truth at times. I take my eyes off of the One who birthed this passion in my heart, and I look to those who are doing things, wonderful things, and wonder if I should be doing the same.
When I was a little girl, and through my teen years, I followed in the footsteps of others, sometimes too much so as I would become like them. And I’ve been there, in my writing, striving to be someone that I am not. Trying to unwrap a gift that isn’t mine to have, meant for another. Unsatisfied with what little I have to give, yet longing to make a big impact.
Yes, I belong here. I am grateful for you, my sisters, who continually come to read as I share my heart with you. I am thankful for your prayers, encouragement and patience as I run this race. I’d like to think of it as a journey. A journey I would have never dreamed of belonging to.
I belong, you belong, and together, with Him, we are strong.
For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20)