April 24, 2017

Who I Really Am…

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in Five Minute Friday, both because of busyness and lack of inspiration, but today’s topic kind of grabbed me. In fact, it’s something I’ve been musing over this past week. It’s the concept of…

IDENTITY

Sometimes I wonder who I really am deep down inside of me. I wonder if I’m just a whisper of fresh air and springtime breezes. I wonder if I’m a loud cry to be noticed, a bright splash of rhododendron on a mountainside trail. I wonder who the girl inside of me really is, who she wants to be, who she’s supposed to be.

I wonder about my writing voice. Do I write like me? Am I trying to mimic another’s style… am I supposed to preach like the deep thinkers or be animated like the happy-go-luckies?

Do I write what’s really on my heart? I try.

I don’t know if it’s what people want to read or even need to read. I don’t know if it’s the popular thing to do, or the trendy subject matter, or the fashionable style. I don’t know at all – but this one thing I do know:

I’m doing what God has called me to do, in the only manner He has enabled me to do it.

He has given me the ability to write, so I write. He has burdened me to share the things that press on my heart, so I share them. He has commanded me to be a testimony for Him, salt and light in the world, so I testify.

My identity is not just about who I am or what I do. It’s who I am in Christ and it’s what He has called me to do.

TIME’S UP!

A few more thoughts on the topic:

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them…  For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God…  For to me, to live is Christ.

 [Ephesians 2:10, Colossians 3:3, Philippians 1:21]

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