What defines you?

Mommy.

Wife.

Coach.

Teacher.

Entrepreneur.

Daughter.

Friend.

Cousin.

Hard worker.

Hustler.

Lover of all things pink.

Health and fitness enthusiast.

Recovered anorexic/bulimic.

Survivor of depression.

Spreader of motivation and joy.

Reader.

Student.

Choco-holic.

Wine lover.

Planner addict.

Type A Personality.

Perfectionist.

….Alyssa….

 

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.

xoxo