Thursday, July 18, 2013

FMF: Belong

Welcome FMF friends!

Time for Five Minute Friday. I am linking up with Lisa Jo Baker. Today our word is Belong!

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Belong. 

I can imagine this will be the heart's cry on many-a blog tonight. Why? Because we all want to belong. We want to be a part of something. We want to make a difference. We want to be acknowledged and we want to be acknowledged by those we believe 'matter'. 

So many clamour and fight and worm their way into the 'inner circle' just to belong, to count, to have their opinion voiced. But be counted as cool as well. We think what we think because the 'big important' girls tell us too. We write how we write because that is how they write. We read what they read because we want to say we know, we understand, we support the same cause. 

We. Just. Want. to. Belong. But I don't want to become lost to who I am just to belong. I don't want to write on certain topics or in certain ways just to fit in with the popular crowd. I like cookies, but don't want to be a cookie cutter blog, a cookie cutter person. 

I belong to the One. And even if I never belong to a group online or inrl, I belong to the One who truly matters and truly loves me. He wants me to be ME. And I am weird, and I am different. I have bad life experiences, and no, I don't/can't always relate it back to God in some meaningful way to share with the masses on a weekly or daily basis. I like science fiction. I like reading. I love baking but don't make my own fantabulous creations to storm Pinterest with. 

I guess in short? I want to stopping WANTING to belong to the women of this world, and WANTING to only belong to HIM who loves me quirks and all. He is the only Follower I need.


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18 comments:

  1. Yes, yes and yes! You hit a lot with this 5 minutes, ALyssa!

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    1. Thanks! Five minutes never sounds like enough, but sometimes also seems too long at the same time!

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  2. Alyssa - your post made me smile :) So much pressure in this world (in blogging and IRL) to belong. Thanks for the reminder to stop striving to force my voice to be like someone else's. Love you, friend! Seriously... and I promise after my cruise, we will tackle the designing stuff :)

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    1. I hope you have a FANTASTIC cruise!!

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  3. 'He is the only Follower I need.' GAH. Straight to the heart with this line. I fall hard for these same struggles. I was never the cool girl, and always felt {feel} like I'm on the outside. Like if I didn't reach out, I'd never hang out with anyone because no one would reach out to me.

    But you're so right. And I needed to hear that zinger of a last line. Thanks for that tonight, friend.

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    1. That is soooo true Anna! Doesn't it seem like no one ever reaches out to us?? It makes me really wonder how any one can have inrl friends these days!
      Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  4. Ohhh, the wanting to belong battle, the longing. You nailed it in your first sentence. It's the cry of many. The cry to belong.

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    1. We all have the same heart cry, then why can't we seem to answer it? Sigh. A mystery of life!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you have a great FMF!

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  6. He's the only follower I need.......This! Just this! I'm going to let that one sit with me for awhile.

    I love this post!

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    1. I have to tell myself this ALL. THE. TIME. Even if no one else follows my blog, or even reads my words: HE DOES!

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  7. Such easy truth here in your words! You're right, it is so easy to try to do things this way or that way because that is what the other "big girls" are doing. I've struggled a bit with that myself after watching someone's blog literally JUST TAKE off a month after starting. Meanwhile, mine is where it is... and I am learning to be cool with that!

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    1. I know, right?! I know several fantastic girls who started blogging only a few months back and they are doing so well! I really have to fight done the crazy jealous monster!

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  8. I loved this. Just about everything you said is so me. fortunately , for the most part I have never tried too much to be something I am not or to play a part to be cool, part of an in crowd or whatever. There is some quote about how I'd rather be a first rate version of myself than a second rate copy of someone else. It good to be us...quirks and all. Besides, quirky people make life fun and interesting. It is so boring to try to be like everyone else, blog like everyone else. Even worse it is EXHAUSTING to try to do those things. I think your post is a simple reminder of all of that. Cheers to you for being you. I like you and your blog . I have been here before but for some reason did not follow ...so..I followed on Twitter and Pinterest today.

    By the way- Never change your profile pic. For some reason it totally makes me smile every time I see it. I love the hair! :D

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    1. Thank you Rebekah! I will return the favor!
      And it IS exhausting, sometimes I don't notice how exhausting it is until I am frustrated and angry. Then I have to tell myself to stop and return back to Me.

      The profile pic stays :))

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