disciple. wife. mom. daughter. sister. friend. the list goes on. and on.
This week a friend of mine mentioned that I don’t have any selfies on my Instagram page…so I posted one today!
This morning I scrolled through my page and asked myself why I have so few pictures of just me on MY account.
Here was the initial assumption: “I must be insecure about the way I look. If I thought I was the least bit of fine, I would want the whole world to see..right?”
Wrong. That had to be wrong. I am terrifyingly not photogenic, but I’ve always been a considerably confident person. I’m not conceited by any means; I simply don’t give energy to what others think, so it had to be something else.
As my mind wandered, I stumbled on a conclusion. My page shows baby..baby..me and baby..me and husband..husband..me and friend..baby..baby because those are the roles that I play. That’s who I am and I absolutely love it!
However, I am learning that it’s healthy to have my own thing. Something that I enjoy doing or a place I enjoy being at or people I enjoy seeing just for me. Just for fun. With this in mind, I’m starting a few projects that I hope to share soon.
If you know me, you know there’s always something deeper I want to acknowledge. It’s great to find hobby or activity that makes you feel good or gives you a sense of fulfillment, but you’ll keep searching your whole life. Everything here on earth is temporary, it won’t last long.
I hear about women who get wrapped up in their business or their marriage or their kids and they lose themselves. I can totally see how they get there. These things bring us so much happiness, but they demand our focus, our time and our strength.
We (as women and as people in general) need to find our lives in something or SOMEONE that gives back. Since I’m the example here, I’ll let you know that I found Jesus. The Bible tells me that if I lose my life I will find it in Him and I have! I actually follow Him in real life.
My lack of self on social media was never intentional. I guess I just post in the moments that mean the most to me and it happens to be with those I love most.
(It could also be due to the fact that I am hardly ever on my phone, therefore making me an inadequate millennial)
The picture is not the goal, but it did remind me of one of God’s many promises. I hope you liked my face and were encouraged by something I said.
More selfies to come my dudes!!
“…your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” COLOSSIANS 3:3