Who are you today?

November 03, 2016

Make it, Bake It, Fake it

Who are you today?

Simple enough question. Well, so it seems.
But when I think about it today who actually am I... In this moment...
Am I a teacher? Am I a writer? Am I a chronically ill individual? Am I a daughter? Am I a child of God? 

Well, yes.

Yet, I am weary. I am tired. I am frustrated. I am consumed by my health. I am anxious. I am lonely. I am worried. I am busy, yet, bored. I am disappointed. I am in over my head.

Who am I in this moment?
Who am I today? I don't know.

What about you? Who are you today?

Are you the mum at the end of her tether who doesn't know how she will get through the day?
The Uni student snowed under as the end of semester comes near?
The boss stressed and all consumed by work at all hours?
The wife with a simmering frustration towards her husband?
The girl who is just sick. So sick she can't think of more than the next moment in time?
The single woman, lonely, longing for a husband and family?
The worker not sure how they are going to meet the expectations of their boss today?

Who are you today?

What are you allowing to define you today? What are you seeking to find your identity in today?
Are you allowing your circumstances to define you?

Are these circumstances who you are today? Is your whole identity, your worth, your value, your self esteem wrapped up in the circumstances of today?

I know some days that is where I find myself. I am consumed by the pain, when I can't see anything beyond it. Lost, enveloped by my circumstances. Allowing them to creep in. To take hold. To define me. Yet, is that who I really am?

My challenge for you today, as you reflect on who you are is to not allow your circumstances, what is consuming you this day to be your identity. To define who you are. 

You are so much more than these things.

So instead, may this be your strength today;

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
Psalm 29:11 

May peace and His strength overwhelm you, not your circumstances.

Make It, Bake It, Fake It

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