I know I am late posting this because it is the prompt for Five Minute Friday, which was two days ago…Better late than never though, right. The prompt for this week is “hidden”.
So here I go, with five minutes on the clock.
We all have aspects of our lives that we keep hidden, don’t we? Maybe it’s something that happened to you in the past. It is possible that like me, you have something you want to hide that is beyond your control. Whichever it is, I am right there with you, friend.
I do not like standing out. Actually I pretty much despise it… Most days I would really rather just blend in like everybody else. That is what makes it so ironic about the way God uniquely crafted me. You see as a result of my disability I need some assistance to get from place to place. You maybe thinking so what is the big deal? In truth it is not a big deal now.
However for a young introverted girl, sometimes my medical equipment felt like my own scarlet letter. As I have matured, God has taught embrace is the fact that I tend to stand out. Especially if my standing out can bring God glory.
How could something like a disability or something that makes a person different bring God glory? I have found that people often relate to my outward differences because she feels different in some way as well. We bond over our differences. Then I am able to share with her that God loves her just the way He created her.
More than anything, I pray that she realizes that God loves her even those things she tries to keep hidden.