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WHO ARE YOU? I'm NOT asking you what you do or your position. I'm asking you a very direct & simple question... WHO ARE YOU? As simple as a question this is, I can tell you that many people can't even begin to answer it. They have no idea. Part of the reason why they can't answer it is because they're more concerned with their IMAGE; not their IDENTITY. So that you can fully understand what I'm saying, let's define each one:
🔵IDENTITY - Is who you are. Your essence, your character, your purpose, your uniqueness, your accomplishments, shortcomings & victories. 🔵IMAGE - Is who we want others to THINK/BELIEVE we are. It's the facade that we hide behind to prevent others from knowing the real us.
No matter how much time, effort, & energy you put into changing your IDENTITY, you can't change it - and since we can't change our IDENTITY, we put the effort into changing our IMAGE. Take social media for example. We use Photoshop & filters to create the images we want people to perceive as our realities. The truth is, we're loaded down with insecurities & imperfections. We post pictures of ourselves & Bae on exotic beaches, holding hands at sunset. The truth is, we're miserable & our relationship is literally being held together by duct tape. We post pictures of our fancy cars, expensive purses, shoes, & watches. The truth is, we're up to our necks in credit debt, without health insurance, & a solid savings plan. Why does this happen? This happens because we're NOT confident in our own SELF IDENTITY. Hollywood & social media have set FALSE standards that none of us can live up to. Not because we're inadequate, but because they're UNREALISTIC & FAKE. Because, we don't understand this, we're constantly striving to display something that WE'RE NOT -promoting IMAGE, rather than our real IDENTITY. It's time to start LOVING ourselves. It's time to STOP worrying about what others think about us. It's time to start seeing ourselves the way GOD see's us. Only then will we be content with expressing our real & unique selves, & stop trying to promote lifestyles & images that are phony & misleading. Thanks for reading.
GOD Bless. Warrior