Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Who Are We?
Yesterday in class Nate talked a bit about identity. He said: "You are who you are based on two things; What people say about you and what you say about yourself.
We went through this exercise where we were supposed to write down all the good and bad things people have said about us, and then do the same thing with what we think of ourselves. Then we were to write a paragraph which we believe to be true of ourselves. We had to share all those things with the class. After we read the paragraph, we went around the room giving words of encouragement and speaking life into the person who had just shared. It was really cool.
I feel like I'm supposed to share my paragraph with y'all.
I feel like there are two themes to "Alana". One is a girl who has spent her life dreaming of marriage and motherhood; things of the world. The other, is a woman of God who longs to please Him. The first is flesh. She wants the things of the world and all that entails. She is lustful and selfish. The second cringes at her fleshly side. She despairs when her flesh wins the battle. She wants to look like Jesus, not the world. It's a constant inward battle.