Lion King's Mufasa Had it Right: Remember Who You Are

Tonight I came home from work and heard the unexpected from my father.  Not that I didn't think  he believed in me, nor was the skepticism founded because he hasn't encouraged me to pursue my dreams, or praised me for my talents over the course of my life.

Michael Whalen,  My Secret Heart on Pandora Radio

Michael Whalen,
My Secret Heart on Pandora Radio

But quite the contrary.

My dad has always supported whatever I wanted to do and encouraged the talents in me he saw, even from a very young age.  I've always known that whatever I want to pursue career-wise would be just fine with him.  As long as it made me happy.

This is one of the reasons I have grown up with wild ideas in my head which pushed me and dreams to inspire me.  From art to writing, dancing or singing, I have wanted to do it all.  And I have done it all.  Even if not all at the same time or not as well as I would have liked.

As I walked into the kitchen this evening, I heard what every little girl and even woman wants to hear from her father: "Erin, I read your blog.  It was phenomenal.  You are an exceptional, exceptional writer.  I've always told you that.  Keep it up."

I am not implying that all women want to be considered good writers.  What I am proposing is that all women want their fathers to notice them, to praise them for their beauty inside and out.  They want to know that what they do makes their daddy proud.

I'm sure there are moments in everyone's life where they  have let their loved ones down.  This hurts.  But luckily, prayerfully there are future opportunities to redeem oneself.

And if not, I am writing this post specifically to remind you to "remember who you are."  Mufasa from Disney's The Lion King had it right: Remember who you are. the_lion_king

Even if your earthly father does not treat you the way you deserve or even desire, remember who you are in the sight of God.  You are his beloved—yes I am talking to the men as well.  God adores you. And he made you for a specific purpose that only you can fill.  I remember Oprah making this exact statement on one of her shows.

Here are a few scriptures that capture my heart each time:

Isaiah 62:5

As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you withsinging.”

Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have 
loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. 

Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll-are—they not in your record?

Remember who you are.  God surely does.  Recently, I broke up with my boyfriend and God sent me hearts all day to remind me who I am to him.  Relationships may not work out, men may never love me the way I want to be loved, but God will surely not stop.

Avocado Heart Halves

Avocado Heart Halves

 

My sister's niece drew this heart when she saw that I was sad.  Hearts remind me that God loves me and the crosses reming me that "I am redeemed."

My sister's niece drew this heart when she saw that I was sad. Hearts remind me that God loves me, and the crosses reming me that "I am redeemed."

 

Heart on the carpet in my favorite color - my mother was putting an Easter basket together for my sister's niece

Heart on the carpet in my favorite color - my mother was putting an Easter basket together for my sister's niece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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