You're Allowed To Be More

Sometimes, in my life, I've found myself in a confusing state. As I've grown up I've often found my identity in what I was doing at a certain time.

When I played sports, I saw myself as an athlete. When I was doing well and able to make other people laugh, I saw myself as the "funny girl." Until recently, I would take one aspect of myself, like my humor, and assume that it was who I was. I compartmentalized myself to the point that when I found other interests, sometimes I would reject them.

So many of us have this obsession with finding our "one thing" and excelling in it, but what if we could be many things? What if our interests weren't our being? What if we were unlimited in potential because WE allowed ourselves to be?

Oftentimes as a college student, it's easy to get caught in an identity crisis, as we stand at a crossroads between who we've been and who we are in the process of becoming. The problem is that we struggle to recognize that it's happening until we have completely downplayed ourselves and our abilities.

We all have more to bring to the table than just one redeeming quality. We were made to be more. So let's embrace our interests and find our strengths, and let's make sure that if we feel limited, it is not by ourselves.

"You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this."

-Psalm 139:13-14

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