Tuesday, January 14, 2014

You're Gonna Hear Me Roar

When I was younger, I was OBSESSED with The Lion King. Literally, obsessed. Not only did I have all of the Lion King toys (still conveniently located under my bed -- #maturity), but I thought I was a lion. I proceeded to crawl around the house on all fours and do ridiculous, lion-like things. And you can bet on what I asked for for Christmas: you got it, a lion. ....That never happened. THE WOE

While I have since put my Lion King days behind me (as far as you know!), it made an unexpected re-appearance into my life today.

You know that really emotional moment where Simba's dad is all blurry and pink in the sky and shouting words of encouragement at his son in James Earl Jones's big, booming voice? Well, I do. And it occurred to me that maybe there was some wisdom in that film, after all. Because Mufasa tells Simba to remember who he is.

So often I get sidetracked. I forget that I am on this Earth for a reason, and that reason is to spread the love of Christ to others. If you haven't noticed, it's kind of an unpopular message. And yet my identity, who I am, is wrapped up in the Lord, and when I forget that, I fail. Instead, I'll see myself as small, or fall for the lies that the world dangles in front of me.

The moral of the story? Don't listen to what the world tells you about yourself. Set your sights on God, focus on Him. Any problem or opposition you have in this world is to be expected. Run into the arms of He who knows you, who made you. Because only He can tell you who you are.

I'm not lion! ;)

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