By the Grace of God; I am what I am........
And What/Who am I? Well I don't really know. I'm still trying to find myself. You would think after 20 years of living I would know who I am. Well I can tell you what I am not, Perfect! Nobody is perfect.
I got bored today and found a sharpie marker in Tiki Tan, Wrote all down my left arm.
On my wrist I wrote "By the Grace Of God I Am What I Am!" 1 Cor. 15:10. Then I wrote all the things my friends and family have said about me.
Beautiful, Sweet, Funny, Lovely, Beloved, Loved, Smart, Sensitive, Gentle. And things that God says I am.
Saved, Forgiven, HIS!
I do not believe in labels for people. We are all Gods Children! We are all one Body of Christ. We are Who We are By Gods love and Christ's spilled blood for us.
Yes we all look different. Yes we all have unique styles. Yes some of us have medical issues. I understand that. But to God we are all beautiful. We are all who we need to be.
I look at myself in the mirror every morning, and what I see is just an earthly me. Just a temporary me. But at times it's hard to see what other people see. Sometimes I don't see the beauty they see, only the filthy complexion, the sins and corruption of this world. But reading 1 Corinthians 15:10, I can see past this world and see the beautiful me that God has created.
I see that it's not what is on the outside. It's what is in your heart that God see's most beautiful of all. It's our soul that shows the world beauty. When you do something you love your heart sings, and when your heart sings your soul brightens. And when your spirits are lifted EVERY one can see the beauty of God shine about you!
As I struggle to walk with God every day and search for myself, I find the beauty of those around me. I see my friends who make me laugh, smile, who listen when I'm troubled and I listen to them. I see my mother. Who worries every day about her girls. Who, when I talk about my wedding and living on my own, looks at me with eyes full of love, and sadness. I can see all the wisdom she has shown me though the years. I also see the love of my father. I see how hard he works for us to make sure we have what we need. I see that in my fiancée also. He is working so hard to get done with school, and save money for us. And through all of this I can see how I impact their lives as they impact mine. I see how we all are apart of picture to show the world Gods grace, love and beauty. I see how by just being who we are, make this world beautiful.
So after all of this, I can tell you who I am so far,
I am the second daughter of three girls. I am an aunt to a wonderful goofy little girl. I am my beloveds beloved. I am my mothers daughter and my fathers pride. I am quite but I have a lot to say. I am an artist. I am a singer. I am a child of God. I am a friend, and a sister. I am open minded. I am sinner, but forgiven on the deepest of levels. I am beautiful, but not perfect. "By the Grace of God; I am who I am!"