When the long hours, hard coach words, and body aches wore me down I discovered things like cheer leading and track and field and Young Life. I had early morning bible study in my house and spent free time with college leaders. I went on mission trips and weekend retreats. I highlighted my bible. I back flipped across the gym in that little skirt while my best girl pals climbed and posed behind me.
And when you grow up in big places and you have big experiences and people think big things about you, true or not, you can get used to feeling, well ... big. That small complimentary voice starts out as a kind companion. Innocent and loyal. A great motivator. But what happens when the sound of that voice becomes the motivation?
Do more. Be more. Shine ... deep breathe ... more.
Yes, I had a strong identity and I had really big plans. And then I got really tired ...
I know this isn't your story. But you have one too. Have you ever spent a lot of time building an identitiy that just left you ... tired? Come back again? Let's keep going?
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