Y’all ~ I am so excited to let you know that I wrote a guest blog for the Loved + Blessed Ministry! They are an incredible ministry with a heart to help women live encouraged.
I would love for you to go check them out ~ https://lovedandblessed.com/
You can find them on Instagram @lovedblessedbox and all other social media platforms (facebook, twitter, pinterest, and youtube.
….and in the process you can find the rest of my blog ~ https://lovedandblessed.com/blogs
Here’s an excerpt…
“In every super-hero movie out there, there is a moment where they have to choose to keep their identity secret or live out loud in the world with everyone knowing who they are.
I love the ending scene of the first Iron Man movie where Tony Stark’s character is being prepped for a live TV interview about the goings-on at one of his factories. The city has seen what Iron Man can do and how he is risking his life to save those who cannot save themselves from certain disaster. Tony’s handlers have given him set of note cards with the instructions to simply read the explanation they created and end the interview.
But here’s what I love.
Tony Stark’s character stands there, looking at everyone, and calmly says, “I am Iron Man.”
Of course, everyone freaks out but he has chosen to own his identity and live it out loud for all the world to see.
Okay, so this is a movie plot and things work out just how they are supposed to because it’s entertainment. It’s not real life. We are living in real life and we grapple with our identity all the time.
My heart breaks for this younger generation who is fighting so hard to find their identity.
Wading through the endless sea of social media, they are bombarded by the “unreality” of the perfect post. They are tied into how many “likes” their post receives and if it doesn’t get enough, they deem that post insignificant and usually end up removing it.
The comparison game is off the charts as well.
Constantly caught up in the tidal wave of who has what and when and how much; whether that be money, a large social media following, a significant other, or a fantastic wardrobe. There is always something they are wanting to have. Something they believe that will make their life better, give them meaning in a personal way, and bring them the identity they are so desperately searching for.”
We all need encouragement in our lives. We are all seeking true identity. The best place to find it is in the embrace of Jesus. And He gives us one of the best jobs we can have in this life of ours…we get to be the arms of Jesus when we come alongside one another, and bring love, grace, and joy with us.