May 08 2015

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Five Minute Friday: Meet

The word for today is meet.



Have you ever thought about what it would be like to meet yourself? A self from the past. I’ve been thinking about that recently because I have lost part of myself along the way of life. I don’t know how it happened. Maybe it was because I didn’t know who or what I wanted to be. More than likely, I was trying to figure out who I was supposed to be. Iย tried a lot of me’s out in-between pregnancies and diapers and laundry. I didn’t know, so I forgot the me I was. I am starting to meet me again. There is a part of me that had been dormant. And she is coming to life. And I like her. (Well, not all of her. She has flaws like we all do.) But there is a me that comes to life with music and creativity. There are ideas and thoughts ready to burst forth. I am just getting to know me, and I have a lot to learn. Becoming friends with oneself is a journey. The first bump in the road comes with those awkward middle school years. The years don’t heal that awkwardness. At some point, if I continue to grow, I will be so glad we decided to meet.

If you could meet yourself, what would you tell you?

If I could go back in time and meet myself, I would tell myself to embrace the me God designed me to be. There is freedom in resting in the truth of who I am in Christ and who God is. It is not that I cease to grow and develop as a person. It is more an unveiling of the self that God imagined from the beginning of time. (Becoming Myself is a great book that speaks of that unveiling.)



What is Five Minute Friday?

It is a 5-minute writing party. Click the icon to read some other great writing.

Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat โ€“ no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you and encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.


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  1. Amy P Boyd

    I don’t think I would like to meet myself, especially my teenage self. ๐Ÿ™‚
    However, if I did I would tell myself to stop stressing over the things that don’t matter. I would also hope to convince me younger self to love who she is instead of trying to be like everyone else.
    Amy P Boyd recently posted…Meeting Each Other Right Where We AreMy Profile

    1. Cheryl

      Those are good words to your younger self. The hard part about not worrying about the things that don’t matter is knowing what matters and what doesn’t. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Joy Lenton

    Hi Cheryl. Thanks for visiting my blog! I can resonate with what you write here. It feels like I’m only just getting to truly be the self God intended me to be as I fight the fear and unleash the creativity that has always lain dormant inside. If I were to meet up with my younger self I would reassure her how deeply loved she is by God, and to firmly believe the truth of His word. I’d also like to urge her to keep writing out her heart in poetry and prose and draw/paint as she pleases because those hidden things are necessary to her soul healing, rest and recovery. Thank you for stimulating such an interesting conversation. The book you recommend sounds intriguing too! Blessings ๐Ÿ™‚ x
    Joy Lenton recently posted…Seeking shelterMy Profile

    1. Cheryl

      Good words to the younger you. They are good words for me right now. “Writing out your heart” is so healing.

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