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Saturday, August 4, 2012

my identity












A smile creeps across my face. I scroll up my blog, noticing how my posts have changed --  how God has changed me. I look at the faces of my sisters and brothers in photos, my heart warmed. 


Then I go visit other blogs. Other, more popular writers and photographers. I see their pictures. Perfect, capturing their life. The posts about the cute outfits they're wearing. About the film camera they just purchased.  About how lovely their life is. And their words are perfectly put together.  

My stomach sinks. Suddenly, my work, the hours I've spent on this blog, seems worthless. Like all my words could be broken, dashed into a million pieces. Like all my images should be ruined, deleted and gone. 

This world is filled with competition. Everyone wanting this or that. Everyone being viewed this way or that way. But I must remember that my identity is in Christ. Not in my good works. I am nothing on my own. And my photos, my words, my life is about loving God. My job is to reflect Jesus. 

My identity is in Christ. 


10 comments:

  1. Relax, girl. :) Whenever I go on my dashboard and see a new post of yours - it's an immediate clicker!!

    On a more serious note: I've been realizing / learning the same thing! It's so easy for me to start wishing I were someone less awkward, more kind, and who had some sense of brilliant style - but I'm simply just the same person I am. Which is not much. Looking at my identity in Christ gives me a hope (because it's possible and worthwhile!!) and because it is Christ and me - and He is perfect. So, given the choice of my hopeful dreams over a forever identity in Christ - I choose and chose - Christ.

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  2. Those horses... are amazing and beautiful!

    Hannah

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  3. Bravo! This is so true and so easy for me to get caught up in thinking. "I want to be popular, I want to have a better camera, better editing software, to take better pictures." Well I want to be happy with the way God made me. :)

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  4. That's a problemo we face in this world. We want to win this, that, do this and that and have this and that when in the end, it's Christ we should depend on. Well spoken. :)

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  5. http://theourskids.blogspot.com/2012/08/liebster-award-and-sunshine-award.html i awarded you! :)

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  6. Absolutely and beautifully simple. I love this and your heart, Kendra. Such a sweet reminder.

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  7. Don't feel discouraged! You have a lovely blog and your photography is beautiful! :) I agree though, competition can really take the fun out of some things, but don't let blogging be one of them! :)

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  8. Okay so it's sooooo time for a new post now. And I just realized how much I love the first picture.

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  9. I absolutely LOVEEE the horse pictures!! :D

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