This week I am joining in with Lisa Jo for Five Minute Friday. The topic: JOIN.
I’ve always felt a little bit different from the rest of the world – a little bit nerdy, a little unfunny, a little unpretty, a socially awkward person who sorta kept to herself on the fringe and outside of the circle – the kind who wanted to flit and fly, but always kept to the wall because it was safer.
In the blogging world, I joined in. I wrote when it was unsafe to write. I wrote when it was the only thing left to do and when the words were not beautiful and did not always make sense. As I wrote, I found His freedom. People in real life reached out to me, and we became friends.
I gained courage and confidence, and my writing begin to minister to others from time to time. In the pain I shared, I found hope and healing and sometimes acceptance. And when my courage faltered and I’d forgotten who I was, one online friend spoke life to me when I thought I’d lost all my real life friends, and I kept writing.
I stopped staying on the wall, stepped out, and met real life bloggers, and we are friends now. All because I took a risk and joined in this online world. Praise God for you all. Sometimes life happens bigger when we take one step of obedience.