Today is Five Minute Friday! This is an opportunity to free-write for five minutes. The prompt today is “belong”.

There are times I feel like I don’t belong in the writer’s “club”. Some days there are so many words, my fingers can’t type fast enough. Yet, on other days I am convinced my heart holds not one more word to share.

Has God called you to serve in an area where you feel you don’t belong? We are not alone. Moses and Jeremiah felt very inadequate to fulfill their calling.

As did Esther. Her cousin, Mordecai had to remind her “perhaps you were made…for just such a time as this.”

You belong

You Belong

We were not born by chance in this generation. God needs us here, now. You and I, like Esther, were born for such a time as this. We belong where God has placed us. Doing what He has called and gifted us to do.

Let’s just do the thing and do it the best we can.

I am joining up with other writers today at: Holly Barrett’s Testimony Tuesday and Crystal Stine’s Five Minute Friday.

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  1. Oh Carmen, I feel your pain about lack of words some days. I didn’t even write on FMF this week because I just didn’t have any words. But sometimes it’s good to take a break especially during a week that has so much else going on in it. Learning to take that in stride and be where God asks me to be, whatever that looks like on a particular day. Thanks for linking up to Testimony Tuesday this week!

  2. This is inspirational. Sometimes I feel quite inadequate at my job of teaching English to high school freshmen and juniors, but I know God wants me there and He is my strength. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (I am to stay one more year, then my ‘calling’ will be as a grandmother.I have not been able to be the grandma that I have wanted to be. But my oldest granddaughter turned 11 this year and she needs me more now that she is getting older.)

  3. Carmen, I really enjoy your writing…. each time I am reminded of something that God has taught me along the way or something he is teaching me at where I am. Being grateful for the generation I am in…. one generation older or younger I would have missed so many things…….

  4. Wow, thank you for this! I often feel like I was born in the wrong time, generation or even era. “We were not born by chance in this generation. God needs us here, now.” I needed to hear that, thanks!