Five Minute Friday: Privilege

The word for this week’s Five Minute Friday free-write is “privilege.”  (Click on the image above to find some other great posts in the linkup too.) Here goes:

When I think of this word, “privilege,” I think of all the things I am grateful for or that I have been privileged to be a part of in my life.

I have been privileged to be part of a loving family who truly care for each other and genuinely enjoy each other’s company.  A family that helps me out when I need it and allows me to be a blessing in their lives as well.

I have been privileged to work as a nanny for a great family who appreciates me, loves on their kiddos, and treats me with respect.

I have been privileged to get a good education and to have a desire to learn, even if I feel I take this for granted sometimes.

I have been privileged to have a relationship with a loving God who doesn’t leave me as I am but seeks to shape me even more and more into His image.

But when I think of all these privileges I have, I am also acutely aware of those who don’t have such things in their lives.  People whose families are more broken than not, people who dread going to work each day, people who haven’t been able to get the education they wanted, people who push away the precious gift of a Savior.

So what do I do with this?  I think it all goes back to what I said at the beginning of the post – be grateful.  To recognize many of the privileges I have in my life are not of my own making.  To realize much of what God has given me in life is a gift.  And therefore to remember to steward all of it well.

3 Replies to “Five Minute Friday: Privilege”

  1. I love this! It can get overwhelming when we compare what we have to what others don’t. Starting with gratefulness grounds me and helps me recognize what a gift these things are. Thanks for this reminder! (Your FMF neighbor)

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