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The Blessing Of Privilege // Five Minute Friday

It’s that time again, where I get to join the beautiful community of Five Minute Friday writers.  Each week we write for just five minutes on a word prompt. No editing or overthinking.  No worrying about perfection. Just words freely flowing from our heart to yours.  If you’ve never written a Five Minute Friday post, you should. It’s easier than you think (but sometimes a little hard).

This week’s prompt is:

When I first think of the word privilege, my mind wanders to my childhood. Growing up we weren’t poor, but I definitely didn’t come from a privileged background.  Back then, I likened privilege to what a person had (money, homes, cars, fancy things). I had some very privileged friends, but I wouldn’t have wanted to be them. They always thought they were better than me and I spent the better part of my life learning to believe that I was worthy of someone’s love.

These days though I liken privilege to blessing.  I don’t look as privilege so much as a right (as the dictionary would tell you), but rather God-given gifts handed to me by my Creator.

I see privilege as God-given gifts handed to me by my Creator. #fiveminutefriday Click To Tweet

It’s a privilege to wake up every morning to take another breath so that I can live another day.

It’s a privilege to be able to get out of bed each morning, despite muscle pain from fibromyalgia (so many I know cannot).

It’s a blessing to have a job that pays good money, where you enjoy working alongside your co-workers.

It’s a privilege to be the wife of a wonderful man, to walk this journey alongside of him, through the good and the bad.

It’s a privilege to have nearly raised four beautiful children, all whom love and serve the Lord, and to get to have a role in raising my beautiful grandbabies.

It’s a privilege to have good friends who stick with you through thick and thin, who’s love and opinion of you never waivers.

It’s a privilege to call so many women friends through social media, both near and far.  To link shields in prayer and to encourage through words is a blessing.

It’s a privilege to be a child of the God.  He sought me out, drew me up through the ashes and set my feet upon a rock.

I'm counting my blessings today as I realize the many privileges I have. #fiveminutefriday Click To Tweet




11 thoughts on “The Blessing Of Privilege // Five Minute Friday”

  1. Annette says:

    ah… so many privileges eh? We are SO very blessed. 🙂

    1. Barbie says:

      Blessed indeed!

  2. Karen says:

    Wow! I couldn’t have said it better myself! We are blessed indeed! Thanks for sharing. FMF #62

    1. Barbie says:

      Thanks Karen!

  3. Tara says:

    Privileged indeed!

  4. Cindy Wilkins says:

    Love and share your privileges, Barbie! Thanks for sharing! Joining you from #fmf Facebook post, Cindy

    1. Barbie says:

      Thank you for stopping by Cindy!

  5. Patricia Robertson says:

    Love this! Thank you for the reminder of just how blessed we are!

  6. Gayl says:

    Beautiful, Barbie! We are so very privileged to be children of God. Blessings to you!

  7. Lux G. says:

    True. If only we look deeper and we can see how blessed and privileged we are with God’s grace. What a generous and amazing God we have.

  8. Debby Ray says:

    A beautiful post, Barbie…yes…I agree! As believers, we are the most privileged people on earth! Our God is such a good, good Father and in Him we have ALL that we will ever need!

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