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. 


Monica said...

It's so easy to let our statuses define us - single, wife, mother. But you're right…God created us as unique individuals first, outside of our status and role. May we always be discovering the amazing person He created us to be! (Visiting from Gypsy Mama)

proverbs31heart said...

I loved this post on defining your true identity and that being wholly identified with the Lover Of Your Soul! Have a beautiful and blessed weekend!