I’ve always been actively working toward my future, an unknown but somehow sure future.
I’ve always had a plan, but known it might not be THE plan and it’s ok if I’m faced with change.
I’ve always had goals, but felt that the TRUE goal has yet to be revealed.
I think God has always given me peace. Knowing that through Him, my life will unfold and I don’t need to be taking command and fixing the gears of my life.
Now I feel like I’ve come to the point, this junction that has been subtly emerging, where I can see God revealing the doors of opportunity that will become the foundation for my future.
I’ve never believed my education equates who I am nor that my future job will make me. These things are supplementary. Outlets for my identity and purpose. Not vice versa.
I’ve finally been meeting people who have this perspective in mind. Finally, people who see a greater vision to life, the “big picture” (though I despise these types of cliches).
It amazes me how God prepares you for your future, for you to grow into who you really are.
In a literal sense, I had a sobering realization this quarter about qualities I subconsciously felt made me who I am. I was humbled by reality and yet not terribly distressed. I think I’ve finally arrived at a place where I can accept that I am not the best or at the top, and while I am not disregarding my gifts or talents, being the best is really meaningless anyway.
I guess in some way this is related to my previous post regarding the problem of significance.
The world likes to measure you. Because we are human beings and incapable of fully grasping ourselves, each other, and the complex dynamic of society, we use measurement to translate who we are and what is happening around us.
But measurement falls short. It can never completely represent or reflect who we are.
It is disconcerting that few people can accept that measurement is lacking. I’m sure many people can sense this in one way or another, yet they keep on living their lives based on society’s skewed and insufficient methods of measurement.
Maybe this has something to do with people having a distaste for the intangible. This is kind of a stretch, but pushing people to consider this sense of being that is free from the world is like asking people to consciously think about Thoreau and Whitman. Not that many people want to and, honestly, not that many people can.
My honest hope for people, particularly young people like myself who are still being molded and influenced by society, is that we can begin to see what is not perceivable through the lens of society. You are more than what you have. Accomplishments and belongings are simply insufficient markers of your identity.
excuse my momentary lapse in judgement. haha..=_= myspace style post.
bold what’s true.
It’s night right now. There’s something else you should be doing at the moment. You ate chicken today. You are lactose intolerant. There’s a nearby TV on. You get along with your neighbors. Twilight is a horrible series. You’re hungry right now. You have worked out today. Running a mile sounds awful. You have a job. You love to bake Christmas cookies. Your parents are still together. You woke up before 8 this morning. Baths are better than showers. You are 5’5” or shorter. You hate British accents. Victoria’s Secret is a good store. Cats are better than dogs. The 90’s sucked. *in fashion f’sho Your cell phone is right next to you. Your favorite color is either blue or purple. Your hair is short. You are by yourself right now. The last thing you drank was water. *coffee as always. You’re in your PJ’s right now. *ughhh i wish Your hair color is natural. Fred from Youtube is annoying. You don’t drink soda. You are at least 130 lbs. There’s at least 20$ in your wallet. It’s cold out. Orange juice is better than apple juice. You love someone right now. Video games are awesome. Your sheets are white. You have read works by Shakespeare before. You’re fat.* my inner self is pretty obese - food? best friend lol You’ve been professionally diagnosed with a psychological disorder. You know someone in the hospital right now. You’ve showered today. You know someone who has beaten cancer. Sneakers are your favorite shoes to wear. Chocolate is better than vanilla. You’re allergic to peanuts. You’ve never been to New York. You’ve never been on a varsity sports team. You want to go to Europe. You’re using a laptop right now. Plastic surgery is a good idea. Vanilla is the best scent a girl can wear. You’ve made yourself throw up. You’ve cheated on someone before. You have a broken heart at the moment. Your friends do drugs. School is too early. Your nails have nail polish on them right now. You’re Italian. You have a tan right now. You’ve been on a diet before.*does becoming vegetarian count? You shop in plus sized clothing stores. Hot Topic is scary. There are socks on your feet right now. You’ve used a hair straightener. Shopping online is easier than shopping in an actual store. You’re in Verizon’s network. Cheesecake is delicious. Your BMI falls into the overweight category. You have gotten your hair cut in the past month. Your birthday is within the next 2 months. You’ve been rejected. Comedies are better than action films. Math is the best subject. You are fluent in more than one language. You love Greek food. *love is a little strong but mediterranean food is pretty bomb You consider yourself a picky eater. You have more than 3 pillows on your bed. You live with your parents. You’re happy right now. You are a high school graduate. You have a pet cat. You were born before April 5th, 1991. You have brown hair. You have blue eyes. Your last name is longer than 5 letters long. You are in a relationship. You are can count to 20 in another language. You have studied a foreign language. You voted in the 2008 presidential election. You own a vehicle that is older than a 2004. You have worked 3rd shift. You have worked in a fast food restaurant. You drove somewhere that was further than a half hour away today. You live in New Jersey. You live in Montana. You live in Pennsylvania. Your last name begins with an ‘M’. Your middle name begins with a ‘C’. Your first name begins with an ‘S’. You are older than 19. You are younger than 16. You are an only child. Your parents are divorced. You have more than one sibling. You are an Aquarius. You are a vegetarian. You have a gym membership. You are in the military. You have a relative in the military. You have been to Canada. You have been to Mexico. You have been to Europe. You are currently enrolled in college/university. You have done something you told yourself you wouldn’t.*uhh like every day i get a coffee and snacks is a day i’ve done this lol You have braces. You wear contact lenses. You have a tattoo on your ankle. You have a tattoo on your wrist. You have a tattoo on your lower back. You have a tattoo on your upper arm. You have a lip piercing. You have a tongue piercing. You have your nipples pierced. You have your cartilage pierced. You have curly hair. You have received flowers from someone in the last 2 months. You are engaged. You are married. You have children. You are an aunt or uncle. Your bedroom walls are blue. Your bedspread is red. Your bedroom carpet is beige. You have been out to eat at a sit-down restaurant in the last week. You have been drunk in the past 24 hours. You have lost your virginity before you turned 15. You are bisexual. You watch Scrubs. You watch Jon & Kate Plus 8. You watch American Idol. You have been to the movies within the last month. You have cursed in front of your grandparents. You had a lunch box with a cartoon character on it when you were little. You actually pay attention to politics. You are still waiting for your first kiss. You have kissed someone within the last week. You have kissed three or more people this year. *does this include family? You would kiss the last person you kissed again. You were told you looked cute today. You were hugged today. [One of] your best friends is the opposite sex. You have paid more than $100 on one item of clothing. You had a date to prom. You are a good speller. You are always on time. You believe in karma. *kind of You have done something illegal within the last 24 hours. You have thrown up within the last 6 months. You have ridden an elevator within the last 3 days. You have spent the night at someone else’s house within the last 2 weeks. You have been out of the country within the last year. You love Chinese food. You love Italian food. You love Mexican food. You love country music. You love rap. You love hip hop. You love punk rock. You love hard rock. You love metal. You love classic rock. You love bluegrass. You love oldies. You love techno. You love instrumental music. You have taken pictures of yourself just because you were bored. You know someone younger than 10 who passed away. You have been in a car wreck. You have had stitches. You have a parent who is a teacher. You have a checking account. You have a debit card. You have a currently have a $2 bill in your possession. You have dated someone who was 2 years younger than you. You have dated someone who was 2 years older than you. You have broke up with someone for someone else. You have cheated on someone. You have been cheated on. You are Catholic. You are Mormon. You are Buddhist. You are Agnostic. You wish at 11:11. You have had your current job for more than 3 months. You have had your heart broken. You broke someone else’s heart. You felt bad about it. You have an Aunt Karen. You have an Uncle Bill. You have a cousin Sarah. You have a cousin Adam. You have worked with a Danielle. You have ridden in a car with a Stephen. You have hugged a Tiffany. You have kissed a Blake. You have had class with a David. You have had a crush on an Emily. You have dated a Derek. You have been neighbors with a Hannah. You have done something just for the fact that you were old enough to. You have been to a cemetary at midnight. You have been a vampire for Halloween. You have been a witch for Halloween. You have been a pumpkin for Halloween. You have stayed up for 48 hours straight. You have been to Walmart within the last 3 days. You own a pair of scrubs. You own a cowboy hat. You own a leather coat. You are missing someone right now. You have been let down recently. You have had someone you thought you could trust betray you. You would rather have a one-night stand than a relationship. You would rather win $500 from the lottery, than guest on a game show. You have met someone famous.