I Can’t Move My Feet

24 Aug

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking. 
I love this community.
Check out what everyone’s is sharing on the word JOIN today here.

Five Minute Friday

Here’s my 5 minutes:


all I have to do is walk across the room.
they have invited me to join them.
but I can’t get my feet to move.
in my head I hear
did I wear the right thing?
will I say the right thing?
what if I trip over my feet and my words?
do I look as crazy as I feel in my head right now?
I can’t move my feet.
I so want to join them.
I want to be part of that group.
my hands are soaked.
my mouth is dry.
one of them looks over and smiles.
I hold my breath.
she walks over to say hello.
ok self…smile and say hello back.
you can do this.
you can move.
you can join.
just put one foot in front of the other.
she takes hold of my hand.
she says what’s in my head.
girl…you can do this.
you are welcome here.
and my feet move.

When I am afraid,
I will put my trust in you.
Psalm 56:3


28 Responses to “I Can’t Move My Feet”

  1. Fiona August 24, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    Ahhhh I can soooo relate. You are not alone with these feelings. Only mine seem to come more post encounter…I beat myself up about what I said/ did etc. Life…such a journey….Thanks for sharing.

  2. Alia Joy August 24, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    I have been there,and know those feelings so well. I always try to be the one to reach out a hand to others because I know how it feels to feel other and outside. So glad you had a warm welcome and joined in.

  3. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    Thanks Fiona! I have that afterwords as well. Have a wonderful day! Blessings!

  4. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Thanks so much Alia! I am always so thankful for those who reach out. Blessings friend!

  5. Lindsey August 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Thanks for sharing. I know just what you mean! What a cool concept for a community. Very fun! Lindsey @ GrowingKidsMinistry.com

  6. Denise August 24, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Bless you for sharing this.

  7. Lori August 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Thank you for sharing. It's an awesome picture of what so many of us feel…Blessings!

  8. Chris August 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Hi Wendy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chrishttp://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

  9. Jerralea August 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    Wendy, I love how you put this. So often, fear of rejection keeps us frozen in our place. So much easier to just stand there and then beat a hasty retreat.May we all be like the one who comes over and encourages us to join.

  10. Nikki @ Simplystriving August 24, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Wait a minute….can you see right through me?!? This was brilliance shared in 5 minutes, Wendy! and I have to confess to you…I'm having a hard time remembering a moment when I regretted taking that step. So why am I so afraid of it?!?

  11. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    Thanks Lindsey! You should come over and join us! It is a wonderful group of people who encourage and challenge each other. Have a fantastic weekend friend! Blessings!

  12. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    Thanks Denise! Blessings!

  13. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    Thanks so much Lori! Blessings!

  14. Dolly@Soulstops August 24, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    Well expressed, Wendy…so glad you took that first step…I know I am whenever I do…Great to meet you through Nikki and FMF 🙂

  15. Mary B August 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I think you were in my head…or my heart…or something. That is SOOO me!

  16. Beth Pederson August 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Wendy,Thanks for jumping over to comment today. I love joining in the 5 minute Fridays. May we always be the one who smiles! It is exactly what Jesus would do!In His arms, Beth

  17. Sisterlisa August 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    This is beautiful. You spoke what was in my heart today. And thank you for coming by my blog. It means more than you know. *smiles*

  18. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    Thanks so much Chris! So blessed to connect with you! Following you now as well and so look forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

  19. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    Jerralea…thanks so much friend! YES…I so want to be that person who welcomes and offers that hand! Blessings!

  20. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    Thanks so much my sweet friend! I was thinking the same thing…the blessings that came with that first step! I want to get to the point where I don't just step…I jump! Much love to you today Nikki!

  21. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    What a blessing to meet you as well Dolly! Look forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

  22. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    Mary…isn't it funny how in that moment we think that we are the only ones who could possibly feel that? Blessings to you friend!

  23. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    Oh Beth…yes that is so what He would do. He constantly welcomes those who are afraid, feel inadequate, think they are unworthy. And with such love. So thankful for those open arms of His. So blessed to connect with you!

  24. Wendy August 24, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    Thanks so much Lisa! I so enjoyed reading you heart on the page today! I am looking forward to getting to know you more and am so excited you've joined our FMF group! Blessings friend!

  25. Stefanie Brown August 24, 2012 at 11:48 pm #

    I so love your heart and transparency. I've been there, too. Your feet feel as though you're ankle deep in cement. So thankful for those who reach a hand out of their heart to welcome us. May we, in turn, do the same.

  26. 365daysinthegarden August 25, 2012 at 2:30 am #

    Beautiful post. It's always easier to take that first step when you remember you are not alone. 🙂

  27. Michelle August 25, 2012 at 3:00 am #

    You are such an amazing writer! I have felt like this many times. I hope you have a great weekend 🙂

  28. Kerry Louise August 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    Great read. Have a nice weekendThank you for linking up with us at the 'Friday Chaos' hop. Hope to see you again next week :)Kerrywww.ohsoamelia.com

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