I've been batting this post around in my head for the past week or so, but Christie O's post today over at the Sisterhood was the push I needed to get it all down and out there for you to read/see/hear.
I am more than the choices that I've made,
I am more than the sum of my past mistakes,
I am more than the problems I create,
I've been remade.
This has been my personal anthem, although I can't take credit for it. Sure the idea to personalize it was mine, but beyond putting "I" instead of "You" I did nothing.
What it makes me realize?
I am more than the girl starring back at me in the mirror.
I am more than the girl who took a wrong turn, that lead her down a selfish and obsessive path.
I am more than a set of saddle bags, courtesy of one too many comfort food indulgences.
I am more than the last race I ran.
I am more than the sum of my caloric intake.
I am more than what you see when you look at me.
I AM MORE!
And I know that you are too. We've all got something to write on the chalkboard - worries, fears, missteps. Its time to knock that dust off our hands and get to living life. The way we would if we had a giant eraser to take it all away.
Cause ya know - there is One who will love you no matter what you write up there. He knows it all already anyway, and He still cares enough to make a way to wash you clean.
Please take a moment to (re)watch the video. This time, sing it to yourself.
Because you are so much more!