Recently I was asked to write something about myself. A “Bio”. My first thought was, “What the heck’s a bio?” After I decided a bio was a few sentences about myself and what it is I do in life, I thought, “Just what is it I do?” Pretty much I wipe a couple butts, test blood sugar multiple times
so many times and give insulin shots all day. But I didn’t think anyone really wanted to hear about that. (HA! Too bad for everyone reading this!) We all know I can’t cook to save my life, so making meals isn’t something I do. I only clean the house when absolutely necessary. Because who likes to clean? You know who you are. So why is it I barely sit down all day long but I can’t list a single thing that I actually do?
I’ve been here before. I’ve mentioned it in previous blogs. When I look to do things other than being a mom … “Who am I?” When I start to believe the lies from my past … “Who am I?” When I listen to the lies of this world regarding so many things – how I should look, the college degree I should have pursued, the weight I should lose … “Who am I?”
I told my husband it scared me to write a bio for these people because everyone associated with this organization is “Real People”. He, of course, looked at me like I just jumped off the wacko wagon
it happens often and said, “You are “Real People”. I tuned him out. But later that same day a friend said she liked talking to me, “because you are REAL”. Whaaat? I heard it this time. Now I don’t know exactly what I meant by saying other people were real people and I wasn’t. But now I had been justified as “Real” by two people as well. Whatever it means. I’m now it. And it made me feel a little bit better.
All of this got me thinking about how none of THIS really matters. What truly matters? Who I am in Christ. And what do I need to do to be someone in Christ? Absolutely nothing. It has already been done. I am already justified in Christ. My bio in Christ reads:
I can’t do anything more to add to that bio to make it better. The band MercyMe has a new song called Greater. I’m pretty sure they wrote this song about me. In it the song says, “Bring your doubts, bring your fears … there’ll be no condemnation here … You are holy, righteous and redeemed.” Yep, I needed to hear that. On repeat. The people in the organization that have well-written books and hard-earned degrees, their bio in Christ reads:
The women who are more knowledgeable than I am, or who have jobs with lots of earthly glory (the ones who aren’t wiping butts all day and checking blood sugar all night) … whatever the lies of this world are on whatever given day – It will never change what Jesus has already done on the cross for those that believe in him. Jesus is our great equalizer. We all need him on on our Bio. He is the only thing we need on it.
And that is Who I am.
Bible Verse I’m Loving Today:
Song I’m Loving Today:
Greater by Mercy Me