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Friday, May 11, 2012
Five Minutes: Identity
Each week Gypsy Mama chooses a word to write about for five minutes. No editing, stream of consciousness. Today's word is: Identity.
Ready. Set. Write.
Who am I? People ask themselves this question all the time. When I ask that of myself, I get caught up in a lot of false identifications. I'm a manager....a single person...a woman living with RA...all these really don't truly identify me. The older I get and the more I long for that man God has for me, the more I detest the "single" identity. It's a characteristic of who I am, but it doesn't identify me. Just like my RA. It is a part of my life, but doesn't define me.
Who am I?...really? I'm a child of the King. I'm a miraculous gift to parents who waited 18 years for a child. I'm a resilient soul who tries to focus on the positive at all times. I'm a creative spirit who drinks in all outlets of expressing myself - writing, crafting, cooking. I am a lover of people and relationships. I'm just as happy on a 4-hour phone conversation with a friend than I am on some structured activity.
Above all else, I want to find my identity in Christ. He is my Sustainer, my Creator, the One who knows me better than I know myself. I am His, and praise God, He is mine.