Friday, July 19, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Belong

Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo Baker and hundreds of others. We write for five minutes. All on the same prompt. No extreme editing. No worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

This week’s prompt: Belong

Do you believe you are where you belong? I do. Some days are hard and long. At times I want to stop and leave it all behind. But God continues to remind me He has me right where I need to be, right where I belong.

As a parent I give my children choices. I know Bookworm would eat broccoli over chicken any day. If I gave her the choice of a doughnut or ice cream, I really don't know what she would pick! As God's children, he knows us better than we know our own children. He knows if we will pick broccoli or chicken AND he knows what are choice would be if offered a doughnut or ice cream.  He knows what are choice will be even before we make it, yet He still allows us to make those choices.

I spent 15 minutes preparing dinner last night, tacos. I lined everything out on the counter and let the kids climb up on the stool one at a time and build their own tacos. I figured they would all pick their favorite ingredients and there would be no complaining. I was shocked when Gypsy and Monster both picked every. single. item. And we had no complaining for dinner! We can't shock God. He knows every time. And that is how I know I am right where I belong today.

Andi and Brad have been married since 2002. They have five squishers who keep them on their toes. She is a second generation home educator. In her spare time Andi creates and sells handmade goodies in her shop, Andi Gould Designs.


  1. I love discovering that we are right where we should be!! Thanks for sharing today!

  2. You are exactly where you belong when you are in the center of Gods will for your life. And friend, you are! You are so bravely saying yes to all He asks of you! You're exactly where you belong!

  3. Lovely Andi! My kids always surprise me, too, with their food choices :) Happy Friday!

  4. Amen. Thank you for sharing! And I love that idea btw. Maybe when my kids get older I'll try the taco bar.

  5. Trying to predict the food choices of my youngest boy is proof enough that I am not God and do not know everything because he is so picky and yet, his tastes are almost never the same twice in a row. I love that He knows every intimate detail and we are never in a place we don't belong when we are in God's everlasting company. Thanks for sharing your take on this word!

  6. Love that your smiling face graces the links of Five Minute Fridays and our Hello Mornings group! I guess that buffet that God spreads before us is just like that taco many choices of where to "belong" and yet we sometimes realize the gift is in taking a little here and there to make our lives rich. Many people, many taco toppings, and a each is unique...we belong in this moment of mothering. Have a wonderful weekend! p.s. My kids would never take all the toppings...maybe one day!

  7. There is nothing like the feeling of being right where you belong! Great post!


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