Five Minute Friday: Belong

Lisa-Jo Baker

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Today's prompt is:



In an effort to belong, we compromise. We listen to things we don't want to hear, we watch things we don't want to see, we do things we don't want to do.

Because of our desire to belong, we do our best to please everyone around us, but end up failing regularly. We try to look the part, even if it means dying inside.

Or maybe, we push back against the idea of belonging because it hurts to be rejected. We are angry and we don't want to be left out or tossed aside, so we hide out in our own little corner while we say it doesn't matter.

But that is a lie. We all need to belong. We are created with a desire for fellowship. And even though our relationships with fellow humans are flawed and wounded, the need remains.

Maybe you feel like you don't belong anywhere. You are not alone!

Or, maybe you are in lots of "circles" and everyone wants to be your friend, but you are tired of smiling when you are dying inside. You are not alone!

The only way to find balance is to surrender to Jesus Christ. Without Him, we are all lost, no matter how satisfied we are with our lives.

I belong to Him.

Do you?


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  1. "We try to look the part, even if it means dying inside."

    Such a trap. Thanks for these words today! I've had to learn to be happy with myself- just plain me, created this way for a reason. It's so much better that way.



  2. How wise of you to know that those who "EVERYONE" wants to be close to, may be dying inside.


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