Today’s post is written by our Brave Writer, Lindsay Munoz.
I’ve recently started getting to know the real me.
The more introverted me.
The homebody me.
The plain jane me.
The dorky me.
The conservative me.
The loved me.
The old me was an extrovert, loved to party, over done, always pulled together, liberal in every way, and [still] loved; I just didn’t know it yet.
Discovering the real me hasn’t been easy. In fact, its been a slow and sometimes painful journey. The discoveries often came after hard lessons that I wish could have been learned in different ways. Over the years there have been many conversations and steps to move into healing.
Tear filled conversations with my husband.
Regret filled conversations with my friends.
Grace filled moments with God.
In all three brokenness became healed. In all three a new understanding of who I am in Christ was revealed. In all three self love was established.
It is in these moments that I am reminded that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. It is in these moments that I am reminded that I was chosen and known by our Mighty God before I was even in my mother’s womb. It is in these moments that I am reminded that no matter who I was, I know who I am now.
In the book After God’s Own Heart: The Key to Knowing and Living God’s Passionate Love for You by Mike Bickle, he states how in today’s world there is so much emphasis placed on ‘self-discovery’ but that answer doesn’t ‘lie within yourself or your surroundings or your past. You will never discover “who you are” by examing your environment, your job, your family history, or the people you know. The secret to who you are lies in the heart of one Man alone. He is the Bridegroom God. Only by gazing in His eyes and understanding who He is will you know who you are.‘
So be encouraged friends! It is not too late! If ‘finding yourself’ leaves you empty and with more questions than answers; I encourage you to turn your gaze to Him and discover who YOU are by understanding just how this amazing, wonderful, majestic God sees you.
Bought with a price.
Son and Daughter.
Deeply, deeply LOVED.
Lindsay Munoz is married to the love of her life and the mommy to two amazing kids. Her passion is for others to know how deeply loved they are by God. You can visit Lindsay at her blog at http://munozmama.wordpress.com.