Lover of all things pink.
Health and fitness enthusiast.
Survivor of depression.
Spreader of motivation and joy.
Type A Personality.
All of the above — both funny and heart wrenchingly true — can be used to define me, Alyssa Marie Maziarz. I have used all of the above to define me in different seasons of my life. Some for a moment, some for years.
However, there is a significant problem with this list. It is missing the most instrumental puzzle piece to my life — GOD. JESUS.
The other day, while I was doing something mindless like picking up toys, scrubbing bottles, searching for pacifiers, singing the ABC’s for the 100th time (mom life!) — I started thinking about what defines me. As I looked at my baby’s eyes, the first word that came to my mind was “mommy”. What a beautiful way to define myself. I am a mommy. There is no title that makes me more proud than that — mommy. Mmmm. Makes my heart feel so warm and cozy.
But again, there’s a problem here.
“Mommy” should not be the first word that I think of to define myself.
What should be?
Christian woman. Lover of Christ. Dedicated follower. Disciple. Evangelist.
If I am not FIRST defining myself as a christian woman, I will forever be reaching for a new way to define myself. A new way to find purpose. Meaning. Life. Restoration. Reason.
I am a mom, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a coach, a teacher….I am all these things.
But first and foremost, I need to remember that I am the bride of Christ. THAT needs to be the definition of Alyssa Maziarz.
So think about it — what defines you?
Is it your hustle? your drive? your long work hours? your relationship status?
Remember that you are created by a King who desperately desires for you to find your soul purpose in HIM so that you can live out a life that brings glory to His name and gives others the freedom that is accompanied with being saved.