Friday, July 19, 2013

Belong {Five Minute Friday}




From the big city to to country living. I didn't belong and they put spotted owls in my locker- making sure I knew it.

From heathen background to country church. I belonged to no one but my foolish ways and sinful flesh. They welcomed me and made me theirs. Then His.

From homeland to foreign land. My skin was white and theirs was not. We stuck out and we struck out learning the language and taking chances. But He sent us there and we were about His business; Beautiful Business.

We returned to our home, but something was just not right. Something was different. We were different. And again, we just didn't belong.

Home schooled kids feel left out and alone. They don't belong because this- this is not the way of things. This is the way of shelter children and the 'un 'un-socialized.' But He surrounded us with others who didn't belong, and finally we found our nitch.

Babies that didn't belong at home because drugs and addiction kept mom from showing love. They came to our home. They slept in our rooms, ate from our table, sat in our laps, laughed at our jokes, lived in our lives, fellowshipped in our church, learned about our God. But they didn't belong because their hearts yearned for home.

And none of us really belong because this a temporary place. We long to fit in and we long to be longed for. And on that day, we will belong, dear one.

WE. WILL. BELONG.

(Writing today with the community at Lisa-Jo's where we love to just write without worrying if it's just right or not. Set the timer for five minutes and write on this prompt- Belong. Then come share with us.)


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10 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful writing my love.
    And such a true reflection on how life is....until Jesus enters our hearts and opens our minds!
    So blessed by your post, thank you x

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    1. Hi Stacey :) Thanks for visiting and commenting. Glad you could relate. Blessings!

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  2. This was so beautiful to read. Wow. Tears.

    Ashley from http://theheartofashley.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Ashley. Enjoyed visiting your site today :)

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  3. Really beautiful, Stephanie. Thank you. I so often get wrapped up in trying to fit in with whatever group I'm around that I forget this isn't my home. We're not meant to belong apart from Christ. I love how God is using your uncommon story to offer life to those who need it most.

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    1. Oh I hope He uses my story and life experience to encourage others. So thankful for Lisa-Jo's site and the opportunity to write with so many other women Jesus lovers. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Thanks, Denise. Blessings to you too :)

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  5. Your writing is beautiful! So thankful I stopped by!

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    1. Thanks, Barbie. I always enjoy your writing as well :) Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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