Five Minute Friday – In Between

A week or so ago, for no reason in particular, I woke up at 2am and could not go back to sleep. I tossed and turned for a few minutes before pulling my phone from the nightstand, opening my Pinterest app and attempting to pin myself back to sleep.

Around 2:45 I decided I would use my time wisely and take a shower. In a homeschooling home with five children, I admit, showers are hard to come by on a daily basis.

A few minutes later, I was standing in the shower tossing over and over in my mind this God Sized Dream thing that had been nagging me for months. I see the posts, tweets and pins from other bloggy writers sharing dreams so big only God can make them come true. I remembered the post sitting in my draft folder; the one where I explain how I am afraid to ask for another God Sized Dream, because I have been granted so many.

That’s when it happened. A random thought skipped through my mind that would leave me standing there chasing after the depth of it until the cold water would shake me back to reality.

The thought was simply this: Admitting who we want to be means acknowledging who we are not.

The truth is, I have this dream of who I want to be and what I want my life to look like. Though, I am not who I used to be, I am not who I want to be. The truth is, I am somewhere in between.




It’s Friday, and I’m joining Lisa-Jo again. Every week, she gives the prompt and lots of crazy-brave women write for five minutes. No worrying, over-thinking or editing; just the overflow of hearts in words on screens. Then they post it all here for you to read and be encouraged.

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8 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – In Between

  1. Hannah B

    YES. I have been realizing lately how much I am not who I want to be. It’s not easy. Constantly reminding myself that God is in the business of making all things new, including me. In His own time.

    1. Melissa Post author

      Exactly, can we ever really be satisfied with who we are, content in such a way that we are ready to stop growing and changing, if God is in the business of constantly molding and making?? I think not! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Kerry

    Melissa- thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. It’s always wonderful to meet another adoptive momma. And one who homeschools too. Wow. We are homeschooling this year and so I may be back to get some advice.

    1. Melissa Post author

      Hey Kerry! Thanks for hopping over to my blog. Stop back from time to time or subscribe. I will be sharing homeschooling tidbits once or twice a week. Plus, check out the giveaway going up later on today :)

  3. Taryn

    ooooo…I have those shower revelations too – I know what you mean – not who I was but not yet who I want to be. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Melissa Post author

      Thanks for the encouragement Debi! Fortunately, my life is woven in such a way that it keeps me guessing. I think its the adventure, the unknown that keeps me clinging to my Savior and digging in His word. Thanks for stopping by!


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