Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Life is a journey of ups and downs. Some days are great while others I'd rather just crawl in a hole. But these days don't define who I am.
My past is my past and I believe that whatever I may have faced then will benefit me somehow, some way in the days ahead. But, my past does not define who I am.
Experiences that I've faced contribute to how I think and how I react; but they do not define who I am.
You've heard people say I'm rediscovering myself? Or even discovering for the first time? Or I thought I knew who I am but now I'm not so sure? Well, yesterday I read a wonderful saying that said "Life isn't about discovering who you are; Life is about creating yourself."
Sometimes we get lost in the query of "who am I?" Is it so important? Is it necessary?
I think the world puts too much emphasis on how we should be or what we should be..........and how to describe success. Does this really define who I am?
I've been thinking about this for sometime now..............
Who I am is me. No one else can be me. Sure, others have had some of the same experiences I have; some of the same reactions that I have; some of the same thoughts that I have...........but when you get down to it, who I am is me.
I cannot be defined by what I do. I can only be defined by who I am. I may not do what I used to do "job wise" but that doesn't make me any less me. That is just a result of circumstances but should it define who I am? I don't think so.
I am fair, caring, gentle, a leader, an ambassador for Christ, a Sunday school teacher, a co-leader of the Midnight Mustangs, a friend, a sister, an aunt, a godmother, a mom whose children happen to have fur and so much more.
My journey isn't over. In fact, each new day is an opportunity to make it better than it was the day before. I won't stop being who I am because I've had a bad day or didn't get my way.
But because of who I am I will reach out to help others, to encourage them, to pick them up and to help them to continue their own journey.
Yup, I am who I am because everyone else is already taken.