Five Minute Friday: Belong

 

 

We were created for community.  We were never meant to be alone.   And deep down, even when we want to run away from the world, we need to belong.

It is so much easier to shut out the world than to engage.  I speak only what I know.  It’s easier to not even get involved – relationships are messy.  Sometimes the mess makes me want to scream and I simply close the door.  It feels too hard.

Even through the hurt we still want to belong.  We want someone to understand- someone who gets us.  Someone to tell us that we’re not crazy.  Someone who sees through our hard outer shell to the person we really are underneath.

I pray for all of us that kind of community.  The kind of community that doesn’t necessarily agree on everything or have it all together, but a community that is authentic and real.  A community where you don’t have to do life alone.  A community to simply belong.

“I don’t even remember the season. I just remember walking between them and feeling for the first time that I belonged somewhere.” 
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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14 Replies to “Five Minute Friday: Belong”

  1. Love this post mom! I loved Perks of Being a Wallflower, I wish that it wasn’t so depressing though! 🙂 Xoxo

  2. So glad I found your blog.. just saw you posted on FMF..

    We do all belong .. we were created to belong .. it’s been a hard road for me to accept that, but in my own healing in my writing I am learning that slowly.

    Thank you for sharing your blog writing

    1. Thank you for the kind comment, Karen. It is such a hard road- I agree. I find that writing helps me to process and heal as well- I know exactly what you mean. Grace and peace!

    1. Yes! I’m fairly new here but the blogging community is very gracious and a wonderful place to be. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Community is often like a family. We must not be a recluse, we need each other.
    Thanks for the visit to my blog and my post Baby Escape.

  4. A great reflection, Cheri! We definitely need community. God made us for relationships. And we especially need others to walk with us through the messiness.

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