This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. The prompt today is “relief.”
As I took my seat, I breathed a sigh of relief.
Standing before my church, I had shared my story and my vision, and, for better or for worse, it was out. I had shared from the heart, with a peace and a passion that can only have come from God, and, whatever the outcome, I was glad.
As the service ended, anxiety rose. What would they say? How would they respond? No regrets – just hope that it might be ok…
…And then they came – with words of encouragement and questions and hugs, texts of support, and “Well done – you were brave!”
Such a relief!
After years of struggling with church before finally finding a place I felt I belonged, it was so important to me that this went well, and I’m grateful.
There is such a relief in being known and accepted.
And now the work is just beginning, but at least I know I don’t have to do it alone.
I’m keeping it short and sweet for Five Minute Friday today, but plan to share more about this in my monthly review post on Monday.