The following is a "note" I wrote on my iPhone while flying across country. It dawned on me that I need to know who I am-- what makes me, me-- and not trying to simply live based on other's expectations or off of insecurities. So this was my synopsis of some pieces that make up who I am. It was freeing to write and I encourage you to identify the same. Lining up with this verse-- it's a careful exploration of who I am. Not impressed with self & not comparing others. This is a piece of me at my creative best.
"Make a careful
exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then
sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare
yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing
the creative best you can with your own life." (Galatians 6:4-5 MSG)
CAITLIN ROSE ZICK
I am in love with the living Truth— Jesus Christ. I love reading His
word, speaking it, meditating on it, listening to it, writing it out. It
is alive and active. It has the power to bring hope and destroy
darkness. It is life.
I am a (chronic) over-sharer. I love to share my life, my discoveries!
Whether it's a recipe, a cool place, a good deal, but most of all the
hope that saved me and continues to change me daily— of course I want to
I am a recovering people-pleaser who will no longer be bound by the
anxiety of what people think about me. I love people- and hope you can
love me. But take me or leave me— I have no doubt that once you discover
what I have in the word and person of truth you will love it! There's
no chance of looking back or turning back to your old ways— because He
I detest the lies that tear us down, keep us bound and steal our joy. I
hate the father of lies. It is a daily motivator to demolish his
strongholds of darkness, turn the volume down to his blaring lies and
turn up the truth in my life and anyone else who will listen.
"The truth is foreign because the lies are so familiar."
I believe when we begin to recognize and then replace the lies with the truth of heaven— everything changes.
"As a man thinks in his heart, so is he." (Proverbs 23:7)
When we change what we think about ourselves-- we change what we believe
and ultimately how be behave. Life is not determined by our
circumstances, but what we tell ourselves about them.
My passion is for us to begin to:
"See yourself the way God does."
I believe when that begins— we start on a journey to freedom, wholeness
and purpose! We get to partner with heaven and discover the destiny God
has for our daily lives.
I believe joy is found in the journey. I believe we were created to be
better together. There is power when we come together in real,
transparent, selfless community. Where we are not in competition with
each other, but for each other. Our fight is not against flesh and
blood, but we are an army together against the darkness.
I believe in the power of the spoken word. I want to be a voice and a
servant to those who feel they don't have one or it's been lost. Hope
has a voice and there is always hope.
We are loved and valued by the One who matters most. Nothing can
separate us from that love. Let us walk together in that love and we
will not be moved.
(Also found under "I Believe" on turnuptruth.)
Labels: believe, comparison, I'm not perfect, life