Friday, July 11, 2014

Five Minute Friday: "Belong"

Thanks to Lisa-Jo Baker at Five Minute Friday for the prompts.
Where does a square peg belong in a world of round holes?  This is a problem I've dealt with for decades.  The solution can't be that far away.  Ironic that this is the prompt since it's something that's been on my mind.
There were a few places I belonged--sort of.  I belonged in my high school marching band.  Though I really wasn't wanted, my talent made room for me to belong.  I belonged in the church for a while, but church culture demands certain traits for pure acceptance.  Sounds pithy I know, but the Lord Jesus Himself doesn't meet these requirements.  Makes me wonder.
Weekly, yearly, decade-ly, I read the church bulletins and every attempt at connection screamed "NOT!"-- not male, not a wife and mother, not young, not old, not well off enough, not, not, not!  I feel a real sense of belonging in spurts, but I sabotage that by being too needy, so I pulled back.  There are plenty of places to serve, but nowhere for me to connect. I realize I'm in a class by myself.  But I guess that's the point isn't it?


  1. Visiting from FMF community...It can be hard to find a place to belong, where you feel connected to a community. Always takes time and investment. Hope you are able to find one that lasts more than a season! I've learned…sometimes you have to start one. Stay strong!