they speak truth boldly and sum up what i feel like the Lord’s been teaching me this month- challenge related and otherwise.
in his sermon, mark talks about identity, and how if you are a follower of Christ, that is your identity.
anything else we find identity in is an idol- often these are good things, but in God’s place; and therefore the wrong place. mark encourages introspection to identify idols. not sure? “follow your emotions. what makes you angry? what makes you depressed? what makes you really happy?” (these are from-memory quotes, so they’re really more of a paraphrase.)
so i’ve been studying my emotions, and they’re re.veal.ing.
- standing in front of my closet, feeling like i have nothing to wear quickly turns my emotions into a tailspin that if i let it, has power to wreck an entire day.
- my to do list often dictates my waking hours. to the point where if i don’t get things crossed off, i’m anxious about it. even if that ‘to do’ is something as menial as dusting.
- i have this picture in my head of the way everything (everything) is supposed to go. when it doesn’t match reality (um…95% of the time), i’m tempted to freak out.
nothing is more important than loving Him and loving others. not clothes, not a to do list, not unattainable perfection. nothing.
and that’s where I am at the end of october.