Self-Made? Maybe what I would have called myself once upon a time.
Once upon a time where I was more worried about how the world viewed me, how many clients I had, or if my business continued to grow year after year.
I got so wrapped up in my work for a while that I ran myself into the ground... and for what? To have a name on social media? To buy new fancy things I’d probably throw away a year later?
I remember in September... it was like God threw me at a brick wall. How’s that for a wake up?
He said... “I am the way”.
He said... “Your identity is in me”.
He said... “Your purpose is to steward the Holy Spirit”.
And I realized that I in fact, was not self-made.
Every ounce of success I’ve had, I attribute to God. Every client transformation I’ve helped create, I attribute to God. Every friendship I’ve made, every opportunity I’ve had, every penny I’ve collected.... it’s all because of God.
I think it’s so easy for us believers to get caught up in what a successful life looks like to the world.
But it took me getting put on my rear to remember that the whole purpose of a “successful” life is to be a beacon of light for the next life.
If I’m not honoring God in the way I show up, if I’m not giving him credit... then what am I even doing here?
Just some thoughts I was having today.
Maybe it will spark some thinking in your own life.
I’m choosing to no longer call myself, my life, or my businesses “self-made”.
I will continue looking for guidance and giving the glory to God.
Because I am God-Made.