Five Minute Friday {Change}

August 21, 2014Karen Courcy

tumblr_mf7ztuRHa71rd98axo1_500Welcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.

No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {Change}


When I found out from Kate what the Five Minute Friday word was going to be so I could make the graphic for the “Five Minute Friday Facebook” page, I got chills up and down my whole body! Change!!!

The word change is a big big word for me this week. I have dealt with a lot of internal change and I truly believe God is working strongly in many ways for me this week.

I believe God see’s something in me and he is pushing at me to make that change – to make that step onto a path with more light and direction; I just need to find a way to trust it and believe in it.

Just like the butterfly, there is a process of change that has to take place before it turns into something beautiful, and when that happens, we are free to fly where ever and however we want.

That is what I believe has been happening to me for months now. A change is happening, but I am going through many painful levels of change. I have noticed small things happening to me inside but yet I am not quite sure where God is taking me yet – but I see it an I feel it, I just can’t quite get there yet.

I believe like the butterfly that if we can’t see or get to the place we are meant to be, maybe it just means the wings to the butterfly needs more time to grow stronger.

I think that is what is going on with me – a change is happening, but I am not quite ready to take the first flight towards what I feel happening inside of me … something else needs to change in order for that to happen and I am working so hard to build those wings and take that first step out of this hard place I have been in now for 2 years.

I have come to realize that just because I feel pain in this process of growing, doesn’t mean the good is not around me. Just because I go through moments of pain during this, doesn’t mean good is now growing out of it. I am growing even though it hurts and I struggle.

So as I sit here tonight, change has a big meaning for me … something is changing inside of me, and I need to be patient, trust the process, trust those around me who can see the change happening, and to trust that God knows what this change will bring me!

Change can be a very hard process; but one that helps us to grow into something better than we were before.



  • Linda@Creekside

    August 21, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Soar free … fly high! He is able.

    1. KarenBeth

      August 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Hi Linda.. thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂

  • Jen Daugherty

    August 21, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Change can take awhile, which can be frustrating. I know I’ve wanted it all to happen at once, but sometimes the whole process is really important. But trusting in His plan…even when it seems slow (and sometimes frustrating), it allows us to grow in the end. It brings about beautiful change!

    1. KarenBeth

      August 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM

      Hi Jen! thank you and you are right .. it can be frustrating when you know something good is on the other side, and you can’t quite get there yet… thank you for connecting with me.

  • Ginger

    August 21, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Oh, to trust that process. Yeah. Me, too. It’s such a blessing, though, just to know our Father is working on us, in us…even through us. 🙂 Blessings from FMF!

    1. KarenBeth

      August 22, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      Hi Ginger.. thank you for stopping by through FMF … it’s nice to see all this great connection! thank you for the reminder

  • Cathy Z. Peek

    August 22, 2014 at 2:40 AM

    It is an awesome feeling when we know God is chaning us in ways we don’t even know yet…a change that will continue to draw us deep in our faith and relationship with him. So glad to connect with you on 5-Minute Friday.

    1. KarenBeth

      August 22, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      Hi Cathy.. thank you for connecting with me as well … I think that is great insight.. that god is changing something in us that we don’t even know yet… I didn’t think about it that way!

  • Leah Adams

    August 22, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    A post full of expectation and hope. I’m pretty new to FMF, but am enjoying it. I hope you will allow us to follow along on this journey of change the Lord is walking you through. Blessings to you.

    1. KarenBeth

      August 22, 2014 at 10:34 AM

      Hi Leah.. Welcome to the Five Minute Friday world.. its a great way to make great connections.. I also have a link up I do on my blog on Tuesday’s called “Tuesday at Ten” .. would love to have you be a part of that as well 🙂 check it out on my blog.

      Thank you for connecting with me 🙂 hope to see you more

  • pourcettetemps

    August 22, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    I have been told that GOd is changing me, even from who I was last year and those around me see it. I have such blinded eyes to what He’s at work at sometimes that I don’t see the change. I hear you about internal things happening and waiting to break forth into flight. You are in process, He is making all things new friend…so excited to see what those glistening wings are going to be like.

    1. KarenBeth

      August 22, 2014 at 10:35 AM

      YES… I know exactly what you mean.. sometimes we can’t see the change that is being made in us .. sometimes we need others to show us what God is changing in us.. thats why it’s so important to have a deep connection with others as well… a support system that can see those changes when we can’t..

      thank you for connecting with me …

  • Hopeannfaith

    August 22, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Awesome post! I liked this:” I believe like the butterfly that if we can’t see or get to the place we are meant to be, maybe it just means the wings to the butterfly needs more time to grow stronger.”
    Without a vision we cannot move forward … the wonderful thing is is that vision is one given by God! What vision did he give you? when we know that vision we can then fly free, unburdened by doubt and fear. Like Linda@Creekside said … Soar free … He is able. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!

    1. KarenBeth

      August 22, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      HI Andrea.. always nice to see your sweet self here on my blog.. I LOVE what you wrote “without a vision we cannot move forward” .. YES .. we need to see what is possible in order to hold onto hope.

      The vision that God gave me was “don’t isolate yourself from the people who are trying to help, keep walking towards acceptance” and I am trying to do just that. I have had a tough couple of years being isolated because I have gone through some hard hard things, but I am slowly moving out of that and God is working hard in me.

      Thank you for supporting and connecting with me 🙂 means a lot to me

      1. Hopeannfaith

        August 22, 2014 at 11:27 AM

        I’ve been where you are … exactly where you are. I think God is working here with us … It’s a hard journey, but I promise you the healing is in the forward movement of your life. It was for me. It lead me to forgiveness on so many levels. You’re doing it girl … You’re the butterfly! <3

  • Liz

    August 22, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Love this! I often use the analogy of an onion – I am whole but with many layers, and some are so deep that I’m not even aware of them until I start peeling.

    Great post!

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