Sunday, September 6, 2015

See Yourself the Way God Does

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 share it!

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 is life.

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.)

4 comments:

  1. Caitlin,
    Thank you for your willingness to be obedient to what God has called you to do in writing these blogs. Thank you for your transparency. I personally have had a hard time with those lies from the enemy. And reading this has really challenged me to start facing some of my own insecurities, fears, and dealing with the mind games the enemy throws my way to steal my joy and tell me I dont have much to give or offer to my husband, children, students, or this world.
    In this you have challenged me to write about who God has made me. I think since becoming a mommy(which is amazing) I feel as though I have lost site of who He says I am. And thats allowed room for those lies to set and start believing them.
    Sorry if I have shared too much. All this to say your blog encourages me daily and its time I start "seeing myself the way God sees me." Thanks again!

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  2. Yes & thank YOU for your perspective. I'm glad to share knowing it shines light on the truth and belittles the lies. I say face them girl! When we do we realize how silly the lies, insecurities and fears are. I don't know about you but I just LOVE this verse in Galatians-- write it out on your bathroom mirror. Post it up somewhere to remember & encourage you! It is weird how becoming a mom, which is such a beautiful thing-- we can face an onslaught of lies from a whole different place. Face them, reject them and replace them with the truth! You've got this! <3

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  3. I've been reading through your blog and have found great your truth words encouraging. This post is particular timely. Blessings!

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