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Uniquely Me.

By Jenrene

Pressure. It’s a mess. Sometimes we make too much of the things in life that can make us or break us. I’ve  decided to focus on what can  MAKE ME. I will be true to myself in my 30 day blog  challenge and remember that I am human and can make mistakes.  It’s picking up the next day and telling myself I am  going to continue and accept the challenge, regardless is what matters.  I must be gentle with myself.  The pressures of this life you know can cause  you to face some Red Seas in life. Facing our ‘Red Sea Situations’ may seem like an insurmountable task,  at times - but you can conquer them with God. Just depend upon His grace.  And expect it.

So thought I thought about a million things to write about and had all this excitement, I did not write them down, but the energy was there. And I made it through yesterday with less sleep, but loads of excitement. (And for that, I am proud.) ;0)

So…the second night of the challenge I couldn’t sleep! I literally stayed up until almost two o’clock a.m. thinking of things to write about! Then, I get into Monday (which was yesterday), and I forget to blog! I had this issue going on and it stole my concentration, not to mention the fact I was fretting over a meeting I had after work and was trying to manage my thoughts.

I was so fretful over it, I essentially was completely distracted and forgot to do what I love. All my creative energy was zapped in fretting over something I didn’t trust myself well to deliver. Well, the meeting turned out well. I decided to give myself permission to be vulnerable, and just begin talking. As the meeting begun, thoughts and ideas came to mind, and I had something to discuss for the next hour.

I really couldn’t understand the feeling I had the other night. It blew my mind, in fact. Why was I so excited about creating? And then I woke up this morning and figured it has something to do with what I read in Brene’ Brown’s book on “The Gift of Imperfection: Letting Go of Who you Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.” She mention i.s in her book the name of  a writer by the name of William Plomer who says “Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” When you can find true meaning in your life and make it happen and appear everyday of your life, being completely intentional about it, and have high expectations, there will be less barriers in your life.  She and her husband sat down with their family and made a meaningful list of things they needed to do to keep joy and  meaning in their lives. They say practicing these things in life help them to be better parents and even better people.

Brene’ also reminded me that being creative is bringing something original to this earth is tapping into the meaning of who we are and how unique we really are. I love being original. I love that God chose me to be. That He had me in mind and decided he would create me. I mean, what was He thinking? Surely, he had to laugh or had creative energy in mind for how I would connect to this earth and what I would be and the lives I would influence. Maybe I wasn’t aware or my parents were not aware of my purpose at the age of four, or fourteen… but here I am. And surely, He is proud of what He sees, because the closer I grow to Him, the more I see of Him, in me. One that inspires me the most about who I am, is that I am Me. And God made me and He has a plan for me in this world, and the discovery of finding me and finding out who I really am is the key to finding out the reason I am here.

Isn’t it wonderful God wants to acknowledge us before angels? ( Luke 12: 8) I never knew there was such a scripture!  I am grateful God wants to acknowledge me, period. Extremely thankful that through the written word, he has prompted me to find myself and  help others do the same. The other day I spent time with myself and found out I am creative. I wanted to take a picture of the sun rising and what brings me meaning and value is to catch sunrises because they make my days special and offer me a sense of peace I can’t find any place else.

Here, below.. I caught a sunrise. It wasn’t like I planned, but it still had significant  meaning  in  my life, my day and my attitude becuase it’s how I started my day. Managing “me” takes time and effort and I have to be conscious about what that involves.

Uniquely Me.

Luke 12:6-8 “”"What is the price of five sparrows–two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. I tell you the truth, everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, the Son of Man will also acknowledge in the presence of God’s angels.”

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