Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Quizzical Thoughts

I just took a quiz on Facebook titled "How Southern Are You?"

Hee hee.  Now that's funny.

As expected, I scored 100% Southern. (Yee haw, y'all!)

But that got me to thinkin'....

Why did I take that quiz?
What was I trying to prove?

It's all about labels, you see.

We all wear them.
Some we have placed on ourselves.
Some have been placed on us by others.

But you know what?  I don't need some dumb quiz to tell me who I am.  Whether it be "how southern" or "which Disney Princess" I am, or "what song" or "what color" best represent me. Whether or not I am "Scarlett O'Hara" or "Julia Sugarbaker". (I'm Scarlet by the way, just in case you wanted to wonder...) ;-)

Not to say there is anything wrong with these "just for fun" quizzes on Facebook... just that we shouldn't take them too seriously.

We should know who we are.
And be proud of that person.
We should own our personalities, quirks, ticks,  goofiness and all.

Yes, I am a romantic. A perpetual optimist. An "otter", and a hot southern mess!

It's what makes me "me".

Don't get me wrong, now.  I'm not saying we shouldn't try to improve ourselves.  Whether it be learning something new, or trying to get healthy and fit, or just dealing with the stuff of life in a more positive and productive way.

Yes.  Do all those things.

But KNOW who YOU are.

Better yet, we should know WHOSE we are.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9)

That, my friends, is the best label of all. ;-)


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