Five Minute Friday – Small

Five Minute Friday – Small

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Linking with Lisa Jo where we take only 5 minutes to write – #FMFParty. No editing. Just getting our thoughts and words on paper (computer).

I can’t ever remember being small. As a young child growing up I heard, “oh she is so tall”. In my class photos I am in the back row centre. Whenever we lined up for height – I knew I would be first. The boys took forever to catch up.

When I finally saw the man I would marry I first saw his height (6 foot 3 inches). That made an impression on me. We danced well together. We walked well together. He was someone to look up to (by 5 inches).

No matter that my height was tall, I felt small much of the time. I had very little confidence in who I was. Extremely shy in school most report cards stated, “would like it if Janis would speak up more in class”. No – I didn’t want to say anything, even if I knew the answer. I had fears of speaking in front of a group – even a small group.

Time passed. I learned about myself. I became a little bolder. The biggest breakthrough came when I realized that I didn’t have to fear anything. I memorized this Scripture.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6, NIV).

Thank the Lord that I heard His still small Voice –  then I knew Jesus.

And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12, KJV).

Amazing result – the small in me became bigger, bolder and ready to spread His Word.

Time’s up.


No matter that my height was tall, I felt small much of the time. (tweet this)

The small in me became bigger, bolder and ready to spread His Word. (tweet this)

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1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
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  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this five minutes-worth Jan — inspiring.
    Both your “don’t be anxious” and “still small voice” scriptures have been among my favourites for decades. ~~+~~

  2. Thank you. It has been a journey but Philippians 4:6 is becoming real to me. I find as I learn to trust the Lord I am less concerned about the circumstances in my life. Love has somehow made a home in my heart and fear has been eliminated. Have a great week… blessings

    1. Kim
      I am so happy that Philippians 4:6 can help you. It certainly helps me – I always say to myself – be anxious for nothing – no thing… and God’s peace just flows.

  3. I love that verse in Elijah’s story… the still small voice…one could totally miss if not listening and waiting….that story is always so hopeful and surprising.

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