Friday, August 24, 2012

I Can't Move My Feet




Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking. 
I love this community.
Check out what everyone's is sharing on the word JOIN today here.

Five Minute Friday

Here's my 5 minutes:

JOIN.

all I have to do is walk across the room.
they have invited me to join them.
but I can't get my feet to move.
in my head I hear
did I wear the right thing?
will I say the right thing?
what if I trip over my feet and my words?
do I look as crazy as I feel in my head right now?
I can't move my feet.
I so want to join them.
I want to be part of that group.
my hands are soaked.
my mouth is dry.
one of them looks over and smiles.
I hold my breath.
she walks over to say hello.
ok self...smile and say hello back.
you can do this.
you can move.
you can join.
just put one foot in front of the other.
she takes hold of my hand.
she says what's in my head.
girl...you can do this.
you are welcome here.
come.
join.
and my feet move.


When I am afraid,
I will put my trust in you.
Psalm 56:3


28 comments:

  1. Ahhhh I can soooo relate. You are not alone with these feelings. Only mine seem to come more post encounter...I beat myself up about what I said/ did etc. Life...such a journey....Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Fiona! I have that afterwords as well. Have a wonderful day! Blessings!

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  2. I have been there,and know those feelings so well. I always try to be the one to reach out a hand to others because I know how it feels to feel other and outside. So glad you had a warm welcome and joined in.

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    1. Thanks so much Alia! I am always so thankful for those who reach out. Blessings friend!

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  3. Thanks for sharing. I know just what you mean! What a cool concept for a community. Very fun!

    Lindsey @ GrowingKidsMinistry.com

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! You should come over and join us! It is a wonderful group of people who encourage and challenge each other. Have a fantastic weekend friend! Blessings!

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  4. Thank you for sharing. It's an awesome picture of what so many of us feel...
    Blessings!

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  5. Hi Wendy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks so much Chris! So blessed to connect with you! Following you now as well and so look forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

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  6. Wendy, I love how you put this. So often, fear of rejection keeps us frozen in our place. So much easier to just stand there and then beat a hasty retreat.

    May we all be like the one who comes over and encourages us to join.

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    1. Jerralea...thanks so much friend! YES...I so want to be that person who welcomes and offers that hand! Blessings!

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  7. Wait a minute....can you see right through me?!?

    This was brilliance shared in 5 minutes, Wendy!
    and I have to confess to you...I'm having a hard time remembering a moment when I regretted taking that step. So why am I so afraid of it?!?

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    1. Thanks so much my sweet friend! I was thinking the same thing...the blessings that came with that first step! I want to get to the point where I don't just step...I jump! Much love to you today Nikki!

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  8. Well expressed, Wendy...so glad you took that first step...I know I am whenever I do...Great to meet you through Nikki and FMF :)

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    1. What a blessing to meet you as well Dolly! Look forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

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  9. I think you were in my head...or my heart...or something. That is SOOO me!

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    1. Mary...isn't it funny how in that moment we think that we are the only ones who could possibly feel that? Blessings to you friend!

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  10. Wendy,

    Thanks for jumping over to comment today. I love joining in the 5 minute Fridays. May we always be the one who smiles! It is exactly what Jesus would do!


    In His arms, Beth

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    1. Oh Beth...yes that is so what He would do. He constantly welcomes those who are afraid, feel inadequate, think they are unworthy. And with such love. So thankful for those open arms of His. So blessed to connect with you!

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  11. This is beautiful. You spoke what was in my heart today. And thank you for coming by my blog. It means more than you know. *smiles*

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa! I so enjoyed reading you heart on the page today! I am looking forward to getting to know you more and am so excited you've joined our FMF group! Blessings friend!

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  12. I so love your heart and transparency. I've been there, too. Your feet feel as though you're ankle deep in cement. So thankful for those who reach a hand out of their heart to welcome us. May we, in turn, do the same.

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  13. Beautiful post. It's always easier to take that first step when you remember you are not alone. :)

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  14. You are such an amazing writer! I have felt like this many times. I hope you have a great weekend :)

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  15. Great read. Have a nice weekend
    Thank you for linking up with us at the 'Friday Chaos' hop. Hope to see you again next week :)

    Kerry
    www.ohsoamelia.com

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