“While you’re so busy doing, be careful of who your becoming”. So often we are tempted to measure our success by what we DO. Our identity and value become rooted in our works, our self-love contingent on our performance and production. We ultimately let what we do define who we are. But boy oh boy did I learn the hard way last year just how dangerous that can become. A few days ago I was feeling so frustrated and worthless by my lack of "doing" in this season. For the past 7 months God has had me in a process of focusing more on WHO I am than WHAT I am doing. It has been hard, challenging, and down right embarrassing at moments! I have felt like a failure and a joke at times! I've felt left behind and irrelevant. But, these testings & the removing and stripping of everything I have once defined myself by, has revealed so many root issues within my soul and my identity.
Take away your works, and who are you? Take away your job, your spouse and your children, and who are you? Take away your money, car, home, and assets, who are you? Take away your friends, accolades, degrees, and titles, who are you? Take away your website, social media, email list, your network, who are you? If we allow ourselves to be defined by what we do, by our titles and by who loves us, then when those things are tested or tried, when people walk away, or when assignments end... we are left in an identity crisis looking for the next opportunity to make us temporarily feel better. We spend our lives trying to ensure none of those things leave or fail, serving the gods of social media, opinions of people, money, success, degrees, marriage, family, etc. Continued ⬇️
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