I have been told that I’m too preachy. Too artsy. Too prissy. Wear too much black. Am too quiet. Should talk louder. Should, should, should.
I’m only sharing because maybe you’ve been told things you should be (or be doing) too.
My initial response is to shrug these things off and cut off the people who try to put me in a box, because #strongindependentwoman
But I have to take a step back and realize these comments don’t have to define me.
I think we tend to compartmentalize and label one another because sometimes we can’t understand the complexity of God’s creation.
But the truth is, there’s no end to the depth of God’s bigness and goodness and complexity and it shows in His creation. It shows in me. And it shows in you.
Just because we try to simplify one another doesn’t mean we have to live under those labels.
We are labeled EXCELLENTLY in the kingdom of God. We are called son, daughter, redeemed, loved, forgiven, made new, co-heir, royal, free, a people devoted to God. ...and those aren’t “shoulds,” those are “get to’s.” What other people say about you doesn’t matter. Go back to the source. What God says goes and that is all that matters. 📷: @zac_higgins_ #shotonmoment