I want to make you think a little bit this Wednesday. I know it’s hump day and our brains stop functioning the closer we get to the weekend (wait, maybe that’s just me…). But just for a second, think about what defines you?
Is it the car you drive?
How many likes you get on a photo on Instagram or Facebook?
How many races you run?
Or what you see in the mirror?
I think there are so many things that we let define us (keyword ‘let’) that really have no impact whatsoever on who we really are as a person – at our very core.
I came across this incredible video of a motivational speaker named Lizzie Velasquez who was born with an extremely rare disease that doesn’t let her gain weight. She is also partially blind.
The amazing thing about Lizzie is that she chooses what some may see as deformities or hindrances, and she uses these as her motivation.
She uses the negativity to create positivity.
Isn’t that such an inspiring concept?
If you have time, I definitely want to urge you to watch this video of Lizzie speaking. I wish I could make everyone watch this video because it is worth every minute! It is extremely eye-opening and will completely redefine your definition of beauty.
So back to my original question today…what defines you? Better yet, what do you want to define you?
I want to be defined by:
-my faith and who I am in Christ
- my relationships with people and how I treat them