Every Friday, I join a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES on a one-word prompt. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is HIDDEN! Go!
Yes, I have Hidden talent – hiding behind a strong and talented husband. Often stepping back and content to let others shine. Why? What are my excuses? Am I simply busy with mom duties? Or more likely, fear of failure. Fear of rejection. Don’t want to compete, so I never voice the desire to shine.
Yes, I have Hidden pain – My kids are growing and leaving home. Why does no one tell you that food will lose its flavour for 3 months when they leave? Hidden pain because I don’t want them to feel bad for reaching for their destiny and purpose. Their success is my hidden pain because I miss them. I miss her. I will miss him next year. But I will hide my pain because I love them and want the best for them.
Yes, I have Hidden beauty – something I have grown into, gradually. We grow, we learn, we invest. And we value our beauty more and more as we begin to believe in our identity. Oh, that we would all have someone in our life who gently says “Rise up, princess.”
Yes, I have Hidden dreams – it takes courage to remind yourself about them and attempt to accomplish them. What is still on my bucket list? Travel, training, financial success. This year, my writing and a long-overdue vocal exam. It’s never too old to ask yourself “What do I wanna be when I grow up?”
Yes I have Hidden promise – God has spoken life and promise to me. I have the prophetic word hidden in my heart. Like pearls, these words are hidden because they are precious. Hidden but never forgotten. Revisit them. Remember them. Share them wisely. Believe them. Live them.
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