Step Out & Thrive Ministries with Bethany Boring
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I don’t belong here. It’s more than just an underlying feeling, a masked identity or a place of surrender. In fact, by accepting that I do not belong actually brings longing for more. For you see, a while ago, I learned that the God of the Universe actually had a longing too. His desire to be close to me, a complete fallen spec of dust shifted by the wind, cost His Son His life – a death much more than one life for another. His longing brought the entire world a new life, both here on this earth and an eternal Home filled with those who belong to Him. His longing brings me freedom to simply be His child, a role that keeps me longing, stretching, yearning for more of Him everyday. This indeed is not my home, yet I no longer need to wait for Heaven to experience my Abba’s love right here on this earth. Because, His longing brought His presence that resides like a fire inside of my heart – a fire that cannot be put out day or night. I know I don’t belong here, but I long to belong only to Him, through Him and with Him. 

Don’t spend too long longing to belong here that you miss the One that accepts you as you are, His child. Your Abba is longing to welcome you Home into a forever relationship where you will always belong. 


This is my attempt at “5 Minute Friday” for this week. Find more info here. I took a much more straight-forward, blunt and to the point approach this week. I guess it comes from a crazy past few days with my boys! Sometimes you simply need to tell it like it is, right?! 

About the Author Bethany

I am an ICF trained Certified Professional Christian Life Coach (Christian Coach Institute Graduate), Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, mentor to women and an author. I am an author, blogger, ICF trained Certified Professional Christian Life Coach, Motivational and Inspirational Speaker and encourager. More than anything, I define myself as a child of God. I simply desire to use my passion for thriving (getting every single drop out of life) to inspire others. I have overcome disabilities (coloboma vision-loss, severe hearing-loss and a small right arm). I am a double brain cancer survivor. I use the story God has given me to move beyond what I am surviving and thrive in His promises. I enjoy being a wife to Steve for over 12 years and mother to three boys (ages 9, 7 and 4).

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Mary Geisen says July 11, 2014

Your graphics and words were perfect. We all have this deep sense of belonging and sometimes we are hyper-focused to the point that we miss that God just craves a relationship with each of us. So glad I popped over from the FMF link up and found you today. I’m pretty sure we crossed paths for Proverbs 31 online studies too. Blessings, Mary

    Bethany says July 22, 2014

    Mary –
    I remember commenting on your blog from a Proverbs 31 linkup too! Small, incredibly woven together world! Thank you for your encouraging words!!

Jen @ Growing in Faith says July 11, 2014

With Him is were we belong, but sometimes it takes awhile to realize it! 😉 But now, I, like you, long to only belong with Him.

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