The things we do, the accomplishments we obtain, are a small part of who we are, but they do not and should not define us.…
It was nearly a year ago, February 19, 2017, when I read a powerful Facebook post by my friend, Dr. Jennifer Bennett. I was so moved that I saved the post and she has been kind enough to let me to share it here. She writes beautifully and I hope her words minister to your heart.
Ronda Rousey tells Ellen DeGeneres she felt suicidal in the seconds after she realized she’d lost her perfect record and UFC title. When I read this yesterday, my heart just broke and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.
My heart hurts for her because I know that she’s not the only person out there who has felt this way. It’s so easy to get caught up in basing our identity in what we do. But the reality is we are SO much more.The things we do, the accomplishments we obtain, are a small part of who we are, but they do not and should not define us.Click To Tweet
Whether we succeed or fail, our worth is found in Christ alone. His love is unconditional, so whether we make it to the top or drop to the lowest low He still loves us even if:
- we never realize our dreams
- are in a ton of debt
- are divorced
- we are facing an addiction
- our children cause us heartache
- we lose our job
- we have made too many bad decisions
He still LOVES us. His love goes deeper than what we do or don’t do. And oh, how I want Ronda and many others like her, to know this. I LOVE how the Scripture says, “Become friends with God; He’s already a friend with you.” 2 Corinthians 5:20.
Dr. Jennifer Bennett is the author of the newly released book #BeWorthFollowing. As a writer, speaker, social media/communication specialist and consultant, she is passionate about helping leaders, businesses, organizations and ministries see how their online presence can truly change and impact the lives of others and how they can #BeWorthFollowing.