It is no news that it’s easy to talk about the good, the merriment and successes we experience, but when it’s time to be vulnerable or transparent in sharing the mistakes we have made or sad experiences we have gone through, we close up. We mask up with smiles, dishing out the notion that everything is alright. Is it really?
Well, let’s just say that I admit that plain transparency is not my forte, but I will not sell the notion that I have everything together. Yes! I am a Christian, and I do not have it all together; hence the reason I need Superman Jesus Christ.
Should I start with how inconsistent I have been with blogging of late? Oh well, I have my reasons. Substantial reasons. But I won’t justify my inconsistency, I will just work on it.
It is amazing how I was very consistent with my blogging when I had no laptop or internet at home for the past nine months, and the blog posts kept flowing. Yes! all the posts you have read here since the beginning of the year was done with ‘extra sweat’. My laptop finally bid me farewell in January, and I had pressing needs like my exams, missions trip to Haiti, etc; that took precedence in my list of priorities. So how did the posts make it up here?
I typed out the posts with my brother’s laptop whenever he was not using it, saved it on my flash drive, then took it to a resource center close to home, edited and uploaded. Viola!
I did this for eight months. Thank God for grace, because there were days when there were obstacles that made it hard to continue doing it. But for God’s grace, and my love for y’all. I could have blogged with my phone, but I could not, it was beyond frustrating, so blogging with my phone was a no-no.
Well, now that phase is over, it has been over for some weeks now. But why do I have to share this with you?
You cannot be defined by what you do not have. What you do not have does not dictate the quality of life you live, and how you live it.
What you do not have does not make you less special.
I know we are presently living in a world where you need to have it all together, and showing the world that you have it all together is the trend, it’s okay for a trend to exist; but don’t get caught up in that web of deceit. No one has it all together. Not that very pretty/handsome, articulate, smart person. And you have no business wishing on the stars for another person’s portion, if you were supposed to have it [them], it [they] will be yours.
If you were stripped of your gadgets, mansions, cars, makeup, shoes, clothes and all the fanciful; will we still be wowed by your existence? Are you allowing the things you have define who you are and how far you can go?
Change how you see yourself. If you define what makes you, by the things you have, then there is still some work to be done. We will lose things, we will gain things. The beauty of our lives should not be dependent on things that have the tendency to change.
I am a Child of God. I walk in victory. My existence and importance on this earth is defined by whose I am- God. And this should be the testimony of every believer.
P.S: Owning things is not bad. Nah! C’mon, I have crazy plans, I work towards daily to see my dreams become reality. Things taking ownership of the definition of your existence, is the mistake.
Do you struggle to admit that you don’t have it all together? Why do you think we strive to put up a front of perfection? How do you deal with this daily challenge? I will really love to learn from you, let’s keep it real in the comments section. Own it. It’s your space!
Have an amazing week ahead!
PT TIP OF THE DAY
The significance of our existence is greater than the things we have.
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