I’m a little behind on sharing my Sunday best posts on here, I usually post them every Sunday on my Instagram, so follow along at @sarahtyau on Instagram if you can’t wait. 😉
#sharingmyheartwithyoust I’ve always had thick skin but the older I get the more thick-skinned I become. The older I get, the more I realize that so many things we identify ourselves as or get our self esteem from, comes from the wrong source.
It seems more than ever, people are so quick to get offended over the smallest things and I believe it’s because they have built their self esteem and self identity on the wrong foundation. True source comes from things that are eternal and don’t decrease or disappear over time. So money, appearance, any material things, jobs, political views, none of these are eternal. None of these define our true identity. There won’t be democrats vs. republicans in the after life.
Our outer beauty deteriorates with age and no matter how much money you make here or how fancy your bags or clothes might be, you can’t take even a penny or the underwear you’re wearing to the after life(cue my immature snickering at the word underwear). None of these things are eternal. So when you place your identity and worth on these rocky foundations, it is sure to crumble at some time.
However, if you build your identity on a firm foundation of service, knowledge, kindness, forgiveness, love, and relationships, your identity will never waiver. For those are eternal and you get to take that with you when you die. And it’ll refine and get even more beautiful as time goes by. These are the true sources we should base our identities on.