This week’s Five Minute Friday word is Define.
I think I’ve always struggled to define who I am. The word define to me means identity. I remember as a kid in elementary school, and at the beginning of each school year, I had to write one interesting fact about myself. At that time, my most interesting fact was that I was 25% French, 25% Hispanic, 25% Irish, and 25% Swedish. We all want an identity. Something to cling to in order to present ourselves and say, “This is who I am.” In college, I was so unsure of myself that I was like a chameleon, absorbing the most fun and interesting personalities of my friends and taking them on as my own. And that got exhausting. After I moved away for my first job, I had the opportunity to start over. Completely new faces to either embrace or ignore me. Gradually, I realized that my own personality was all I needed. I am enough because God created me. Others do not define me, but the Great I AM defines me.