5 Minute Friday: View | Amy Clary

5 Minute Friday: View

Five Minute Friday

Today, I'm joining with some crazy, brave and inspiring women at the blog of Lisa Jo Baker. Each Friday she gives a prompt and with that prompt, writers write for 5 minutes with no second-guessing. Just writing what comes to them. Then, they share and encourage each other. What a great {and scary} idea. 

I'm joining in and challenging you to do the same! Today's prompt is "View"

Ready? Go!

It has continued to happen since the day God gave me His view of my life. Years ago He said, "You are like the butterfly" and since that day, I see them; a wink and a kiss from Him each time.

I hated the mess of my story, though I loved its redemption and God's blessing to set the deep contrast to the frigid dark. I told God about that once and that's when He told me I was like the butterfly. And I can see it plain as day, how the horrible circumstances and stories were the caterpillar years. I crawled on my belly against earth and limb. I was helpless yet not hopeless.

One day, God said "Enough" and I saw the years of abuse I had known, all by different people, come to a halt as he ended the chapter and began a new one where I would learn that "man" is not all bad.

The Chrysalis.

I hid myself in the words God spoke over me that built me up and encouraged me. I hid myself in the words this man spoke to me that said I was beautiful...really beautiful. I was all wrapped up in encouraging words, layers of "think on these things" covered me, and I was changing from the inside out.

The Butterfly.

I have found my wings and how I love to bounce in the breezes and rest on the flowers. Simple and joyful, my life in Him looks different than the dark and cold earth I used to cling to.

Today, I can be stopped at a traffic light and a butterfly will cross my windshield. In the yard with my kiddos, I will see butterflies of all sizes and colors make their way in and out of my fence line. And every time I see one, I smile and I thank my God for the redemption he brought to me as I learned to trust him and trust man all over again.

Delicately His and trusting Him with every new moment.




Amy C

Amy is a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful kiddos. She's been blogging since 2007 and started her own small business in 2015 with Young Living. When she isn't busy being a mom, wife, or entrepreneur, she enjoys picking up a DIY project, singing, or songwriting. Creativity is life and life is good.

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