Writing an "About Me" page is a rather interesting task. I'm young and passionate. I'm cautious and self-conscious. I'm overly-sensitive and enthusiastic. I could tell you a hundred little things about me and two dozen big, important things about me. But I suppose the point of an "About Me" page is to clarify what defines and identifies "Me."
By definition, I am a hopeless wretch. I cannot help but make mistakes, do meaningless things, and still try to promote myself as though I am something special. Life used to be a daily struggle for purpose and meaning that escaped my grasp and made me all the more frustrated and terrified that perhaps I had no purpose, meaning, or significance. Nothing changed until the significance I tried to create around myself crashed to the ground and I was exposed for the wretch that I truly am.
After that devastation, I finally realized just how much I need Jesus. Not just as a ticket to heaven, not just as a way to live a good life and not make big mistakes. I need Jesus to breathe, to move, to be. Now, I am a servant of my Lord, Jesus Christ, and a child and heir of God my Father. I am loved--treasured, really--and protected, forgiven for all the wrong choices I've made, and I am gradually being conformed to be like my pure, perfect Lord. While my wretchedness still tries to define me, this new identity is taking control so that in the end I will be defined as pure, beautiful, and full of purpose.
This blog is a testament to the steady process of redefining me.