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18 October 2009 @ 01:33 pm
You Are More Than  
So today, I was looking back again at those lists I gave you. I started thinking about it, and I realized we could never be told too much who we are. Often, we aren't really told enough. And one verse probably doesn't satisfy your wish to be seen and heard. Or at least, this is how it is for me. Since there's 7 items (for lack of a better term) on that list, I will spend the next week (7 days) going through the list one by one, elaborating on who you are according to God. Before I continue, though, I just want you to have one more list;

You are more than...
A list. A list can't tell you exactly who you are. A list is limited, but in Christ, you are unlimited.
What your friends think of you. We hide behind a mask out of fear for what others will say. Remember that if your friends don't like the real you, then they aren't really friends with you. They're only friends with your mask, so they're not really friends at all. A real friend will love you no matter what you do.
Fear. Don't let fear stop you from anything. You are more than that doubt or that failure or that loneliness. Don't hold back because of a small whisper. If anything, push forward because of that whisper and prove it wrong.
Another face in the crowd. Don't be afraid to stand out! Everyone is trying to fit in, even the kids who look like they fit in are trying harder than they need to. Don't be afraid to break the barrier and stand out.
What you where, what you look like, who you hang out with. Don't like status and friends and clothes and TV and movies and anything else set the bar for who you are to be. Don't forget that God made you the way you are because that's who He wants you to be. Anything more or less is just another mask and a trick of the world.

So tell me, who are you today?
I'm not asking who you want to be.
I'm not asking you to figure out who you really are beneath the mask.
I'm asking for honest.
Who are you right now, at school, with friends?

[side note: the first 'you are...' should be up later today]