How we can feel insignificant when we’re not

Welcome to Five Minute Friday, a great creative challenge where we write free flowing, as it comes, straight from the heart, in the space and time constraints of 300 seconds. No over-thinking, editing or worry about perfection.

It’s a period of letting go and letting God inspire us!

I find that the one word prompt often stirs deep thoughts and poetry tends to spills forth.

Today’s prompt is:‘Small’




START….


You’re not small




The world will try to tell you you’re small.
Tiny. Insignificant. No mystery.
Yesterday’s news. History.
Dirt on their shoes.
Shrinking into insignificance
like Alice and Gulliver
in a world of giants. A sea of faces.
No more noticeable than any other.
So we plead. We shout. Call out. Reveal our need.
And get pushed down. Pressed hard.
Ignored, we shrink back to wall.
My friend, you are not small at all
in your Creator’s eyes.
He – delights over you with singing
rejoices at your birth
sees your end from your beginning 
and considers it all inestimable worth.
So much so He gave His life
for you and me
hung, suffered, died
on Calvary’s tree.
Now risen, ascended on high
His Holy whispers from above
draws us gently nigh
to a heart heavy with Love
Overflowing with grace
mercy beyond measure
for His chosen people
His beloved. His treasure.
Don’t feed into the world’s lies.
Lift your head and see yourself
in God’s eyes.
The new person 
He is shaping you to be
clothed in righteousness
royal robed child
of worth and dignity.
©JoyLenton2013
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28 thoughts on “How we can feel insignificant when we’re not”

    1. Thanks, Lynne. Yes, it's a lovely image, isn't it? The words from Zephaniah 3:17 – "The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing" were my inspiration here.

  1. Lovely words of wisdom and encouragement! Thank you, Joy! So very blessed and uplifted by your passage today. Powerful words, Lift your head and see yourself in God's eyes."
    Blessings my friend.

    1. I know where you are coming from, Fiona. Negative messages we receive and believe can linger long and take time to eradicate. So we need to know how God sees us instead. Hold on to that truth! You are His treasure. Blessings.

  2. Dear Joy
    Oh, how I hear your heart. The world loves to tell us that having a disabling disease makes us little less than a heavy burden on a society that values people on their ability to add value to their sense of usefulness!
    Great post, dear friend, just great! It lifted my heart.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

    1. Oh yes, it does. Being chronically sick can make us feel less in our own as well as society's eyes. How we need to remember who we are in Christ! So pleased these words lifted you, Mia. Blessings xx

  3. Dear Joy,
    Walking about in Rome, I feel small. The tall buildings and the thousands of years of history from BC. Your poem is so beautiful and yes, you do need to see yourself in God's Eyes.
    Patricia

    1. How wonderful to be "walking about in Rome"! Though I can appreciate how so much grandeur could be diminishing. But the One who created the beauty there sees you as honoured and precious in His sight, Patricia. Thanks very much for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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