"For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:13-14 (emphasis mine)
LOVE that expresses COMPASSION
I want to live freely--free from the law of perfection; of thinking of others' opinions; of a standard of beauty and actions of myself; of freely trapped in my role. This year, I want the blessing of freedom. God has called us to freedom. Free to look at others--to show compassion and serve. I want to look beyond myself and that is where I believe I will find true freedom.
I want to be free in all areas--lifestyle, decorating, parenting and my body. Free to look beyond what others think and truly love and serve with compassion. I think this desire is a driving point to finally putting pen to paper here in the tiny webspace that is mine. The chains of other people's opinions have restricted me for too long. Scared to write, to contribute. What if I have lost my touch? What if I am not as talented as someone else? There is a standard of perfection placed on myself that was crippled me for several years.
As I looked forward to 2014, one things I knew I desired was to stop comparing myself. The comparison game only left me feeling inadequate. To find freedom, we have to start by letting go (que Queen Elsa) of what others think and the standard of perfection held to ourselves.
So with that said, here in this space of mine, I want to share all of me. Be vulnerable as can be in all those areas of my life in hopes to discover what it feels like to be free.