The GRIND and SHINE for today 08/10/2016 3:34am
I am vs. my name is.
Have you ever thought about how different the impact of using the words I am are in contrast to saying my name is? Let me paint a picture for you. I was driving down the road on an early morning, as usual my mind was pondering the meaning of my existence and the impact I have on the lives of those I had come across.
I thought about how many speaking engagements I had done and about some of the conversations I have been a part of. somehow I thought about how I began speaking in each scenario. When I am the teacher, educator and mentor "I am" C. Maria Wall. In contrast when I am in the midst of a casual conversation, if asked, my name is C. Maria Wall.
When we are in a place of brokenness we need to have those words that re-ignite our spirits; we are not the broken pieces that our circumstances have convinced us that we are.
Therefore "I AM" C. Maria Wall yes I have been knocked down kicked, hated, talked about, lied upon, abused and excused, BUT "I AM" still standing; I shall rise again like the phoenix from the ashes.
Remember that "my name is" C. Maria Wall and "I am" a precious gem on the planet.
Our FOCUS for today: Let people know WHO YOU ARE! Make sure they remember your NAME! You matter; you are important!
C. Maria Wall