What? I’m blogging again?! Looks like maybe, yes! To be perfectly honest, it’s nearly impossible to keep up with our regular day-to-day family updates when we stay as busy as we do, and I basically put everything on Facebook anyway. But I thought I would resurrect the blog for the purposes of sharing spiritual lessons that I learn along this journey of my full and crazy life! So, here we go!
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A couple weeks ago, the four of us were sharing a meal at the table when Grayson started being silly and calling us different names and laughing. It was nothing mean, just silly things like calling Scott “popcorn.” He pointed to Adam and laughed and said, “You’re a donut!”
Adam has been speaking more and more clearly over the past year, but he definitely still has that sweet, garbled toddler speak. But in that moment, he mustered all his energy and clearly and passionately said, “I NOT a donut! I am Adam!” He was so serious, ya’ll.
Of course, we all laughed because it was adorable, but then I felt like in that moment God reminded me that we should all be that passionate about denouncing any false names or identities that come against us. I was created by God. I belong to Him. I am loved. I am precious. I am strong. I am capable of doing challenging things, through the power of the Holy Spirit. But how often in life do we find ourselves being called something we’re not? Whether it’s society telling you that you “should” be a certain way in order to be deemed acceptable, or if it’s your own thoughts telling you that you aren’t good enough – that you’re a bad mom or wife or friend, or if it’s the enemy mocking you and telling you lies, whatever it is – it is not true!
We need to be confident in who God called us to be so that we can boldly say “NO!” when we’re up against lies and can proudly shout our names and our identities in Christ.