It’s so easy in today’s world of sharing our highlight reel on social media, to pack on the layers of ‘becoming’ so much so that we lose touch with who we are at our core. We forget (or are afraid/ashamed/nervous) to share ourselves in raw, beautiful, imperfect form. Because the world tells us to be perfect or at least appear that way.
I know that I’ve fallen into that trap myself. I have spent so much time focusing on what I need to become, what my shortcomings are — that I have failed to appreciate the most beautiful journey I’m on. I have failed to appreciate the beautiful, smart, caring, and special person I am — fully exposed and stripped from all layers. I’ve forgotten to celebrate the struggles AND the victories.
I’ve forgotten that my worth is not determined by person, title, or label. It can be so easy for me to love others and know fully that Jesus died for THEM because HE finds them worthy, and completely disconnect from the fact that He found me worthy too. So I’m determined to ‘unbecome’.
To shed the layers and stand firm in who I am — raw. I am determined to dig into the deepest darkest part of me — and love that part. Because I know that I know that I know that Jesus died FOR that part of me, NOT DESPITE IT.
So this is me — ‘unbecoming’ every standard, expectation, label, and layer that doesn’t serve me in being authentic and vulnerable.