2017 has been quite difficult for me when it came to learning more about myself. Learning about yourself is not always discovering your special talents, gifts, or characteristics that make you unique. Sometimes, learning about yourself includes going through struggles and seeing ugly parts of you that you never acknowledged, or didn't even know existed.
Several months ago, an event occurred that upset me, making me angry and bitter which led to frustration within myself because it caused me to think, speak, and sometimes even act in ways that go against my own beliefs. This event occurred in a context that I never would have expected to happen, which really threw me off. But, I've learned that that's what it was going to take for God to get my attention. I had been ignoring what He was trying to tell me for years about my identity and that my identity is in Him; not what activities I participate in, the people I hang out with, or even the pictures I post on Instagram. Sometimes, the blessings and gifts that have been placed in your life can be the very things that break you down if you let them replace, in your heart, where they came from in the first place. I am so grateful for this experience because it knocked me down only for a season, resulting in me finding a deeper and more solid sense of identity and purpose.
With this, I challenge you to look in yourself and question your decisions, dreams, and intentions. Where are they coming from? Are they true to who you are? Who/what is at the center?
I am simply a young woman learning and loving life, trying my best in all that I do to keep Jesus at the center of it all. Follow me on my social media accounts linked on the top of the page to stay up to date!