When we forget our identity, we lose sight of whose we are. When we don’t know where we came from, we won’t know where we’re going. And sometimes, a reminder of who we are is stronger than a rebuke of what we are not. – Bianca Juarez Olthoff
As I read those words this morning my heart skipped a beat.
I felt this rush of guilt inside by body.
Not because I could relate to the lady’s story exactly but I could when it came to her identity.
So often when we meet someone we ask a name and what they do.
“Hi, I’m Chrissy I don’t work…”
“Hi my name is Chrissy I am stay at home mom…”
“I’m a stay at home mom, small business owner…”
“HI I am Chrissy, I used to work in the medical field, but now I stay home…”
But really I should be saying
“Hi, I’m Chrissy, A child of God, who loves Jesus and falls short daily but keeps trying. I am also a wife and mom.”
Let’s be honest though, would I ever say that?
Maybe at a woman’s retreat, when asked to by a speaker, maybe in a small group Bible study.
But why, why the need to not proclaim, who I am.
That’s what I am going to ponder today,
as I dig into God’s word and find truths that set me free.
Free to share to the world that I AM A CHILD OF GOD.
Will you join me in this journey, in this journey to boldly proclaim that who we is not “what we do” but it’s whose we are.
Take a minute and read the article by Bianca today. It will give you that extra push you need.
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