Monday, August 06, 2007

I've been wanting to post about something with depth for a while. It was not my initial intent for this blog to be an online diary as much as a platform upon which I could share Truth that I was learning, contemplations, and struggles that might encourage another in their journey. Otherwise, I would just jot all this down in a journal somewhere. I must say, I don't have a huge epiphany to relay or some large experience to discuss. I just want to talk a little about something besides facts about my day.

Self perception. That's an enigma to me. It changes all the time. It shouldn't, necessarily, based on who I am in Christ and who He declares me to be. Since He doesn't change, HIs Truth doesn't change, and therefore my image and worth doesn't change. However, MY perception of me does. It seems I learn more about myself all the time. I think it's helpful, but more than that, I think it's a bit self-absorbed. I was talking to a friend in our prayer group on Thursday night who is a single mom. Thinking about herself is most definitely a luxury. Not one she gets to experience often. I have understood that; I figured as soon as I become a wife and a mom, this luxury of introspection would no longer be afforded by me. But I think it should start sooner. I mean, go away sooner.

I have to get ready for work. There will be more on this later.

3 comments:

Jeff Lash said...

Self absorption is inherent in our culture and takes on so many forms. Our world today tells us to watch out for #1, establish yourself to gain recognition, and even achieve at the expense of others.

I think it can be a fine line between introspection and examination. I think we should constantly examine our lives in light of the cross. We should compare our lives to the words of scripture. However, we should not be so focused on self that the world around us is an afterthought. I think in that territory, God becomes an afterthought as well. Good stuff L-Dubb...keep it coming.

Anonymous said...

Man you wake up early.
-JPL

Bethany said...

LAUREN!!

I found your blog while reading Ginger's! I thought I had lost all contact with you! Hope you are doing well. I think about you often! We have to keep in touch better! Email me at bporterTN@yahoo.com if you want. BTW - Happy Belated Birthday.

-Bethany Porter