Circumstances are powerful.
For all their changeability, circumstances have one steadfast quality: They can change me.
I can start the day off feeling settled, self-assured, at peace with myself and others.
And then circumstances do an about-face … or maybe they do a complete end-over-end. And suddenly that oh-so-confident me has left the building.
The whole “Who am I?” question should never be rooted in the happenings or mishaps of any given 24 hour period. And I should never, ever, ever let someone else answer the “Who am I?” question for me.
I need to know who I am at the beginning of each day … and remain who I am throughout the day, all the way until I lay my head on my pillow and say, “Good night, Lord. I’m glad you’re staying up. I’m done in.”
I like me … and when I don’t, I’m probably tired or else I’ve fallen prey to comparing myself to someone else. (Dangerous trap, that.)
I know who I am … and when I forget, it’s because I’ve let someone else answer the question for me.
I know whose I am … and it was in embracing that truth that I learned to hold my ground, no matter what the circumstances.
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