Mostly what learned the past month is that sometimes you aren’t who you think you are. I realized that sometimes we build up defenses and excuses for ourselves; “I’m just clumsy.”; “I’m just lazy.”; “I just say what I think.”; “I’m just an angry person.”; “I just don’t think I’m pretty. That’s just how I am.”; “I’m just not smart like you.”; I’m just (insert whatever excuses or defense fits you best). The thing is that’s “just”- stupid.
We don’t have to be held down but what we’ve told ourselves we are or what other’s have told us we are.
I don’t just have to be weak, helpless, lazy, loud or fiercely independent. I can be strong, I can be motivated and I can get things done. At the same time I can trust and rely on others to accomplish this.
I guess I learned that you can be anything you want to be and in that, you shouldn’t tie yourself down or box yourself in to what you “just” are.
What it all comes down to for me is that I find my identity in Christ and in his perspective of me, not in anyone else’s or even my own opinion of myself. Christ is the ultimate standard my life should aspire to and the ultimate lens I should see it through- period.