Who

In the month of October I will be linking up with other writers on Five Minute Friday for thirty-one days. Each day I will write about one word for five minutes. Here goes…

Who are you? Who am I?

The worst thing I can do to myself is dwell on who I am and how to make myself better. I have found that too much inward thinking makes me morose, and eventually I don’t like myself.

I used to think this way nearly all the time, especially as a young person. Those years I definitely tried to figure myself out, but by God’s grace he has changed my thinking around.

Learning to center on God and who he is has changed me. He makes all things work to my benefit.

He loves to draw us nearer. In the hard things, we want to hide and lick our wounds.  Like these:

Things in our lives that take us to the unknown for a long time.

Things such as chronic illness.

Things such as death of a relationship, or death of a loved one.

Things like mental illness, or drug addiction.

How do we handle this stuff? We can’t on our own. If we think we can, we are kidding ourselves. We learn to bring it to him, and though we may question why, we may never have any answers.

There is such wealth in looking back on our lives. It may bring answers, but who we are is most important.

If we trust Christ, we are in him and he is in us. Who we are is always beautiful, safe, loved, and blessed.

Who is in you is the key.

 

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Search

In the month of October I will be linking up with other writers on Five Minute Friday for thirty-one days. Each day I will write about one word for five minutes. Here goes…

I love doing research, which is why I enjoy working on my family tree. I love to find answers that are mysteries to me. 
History was always my favorite subject in school. I love reading about the past, and I love Geography. I love to travel and my favorite GPS are old-fashioned maps.

Every human is searching for something.  I travel to see different places than where I live. I delve into the past to discover people and unknown stories of family I have never met. 

Some enjoy the thrill of extreme games, rock climbing, skydiving, or hiking the whole long way of the Appalachian Trail. They make goals, meet them,  and for a while the adrenaline rush satisfies.

I’ve mentioned the divine spark, that ‘something’ in us that propels us to search for deeper meaning in life. There are those who search all their lives outside themselves, when all along it is not something to do, but someone to discover.

Where is your search taking you? Have you discovered the reason you are alive?

 …your purpose in life? 

…the Creator of all?