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Shirt: Hinge; Shorts: Anthropologie; Glasses: Urban Outfitters; Earrings: Altar’d State (sold out – similar here); Shoes: Vince Camuto; Purse: Patricia Nash

Although it’s Fall, it’s still pretty warm outside, so this has been a “go-to” outfit of mine! I love the botanical print top and how relaxed the entire outfit makes me feel.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about my identity – what I let define me.

Where do I put my worth as a woman? Is it in my talents and natural abilities? Is it defined by my past? Is it in my relationships?

I find that by answering these questions honestly, my occupation plays a HUGE role into how I see myself. I know a lot of you can relate. Maybe you’re a teacher or an engineer, a stay-at-home mom, or a full time student with a part-time job you can’t stand.

It’s difficult not to put more emphasis on what we do for a living.

I mean, we spend our lives being educated so that when we enter the world with a degree, we can find a career in our chosen field of study. Once we finally obtain said job, we devote an endless amount of time to it. Our livelihood depends on it.

I could write a book on this subject, but I’ll condense my thoughts into a couple of sentences.

Whatever you do, make sure it pays the bills, and make sure you are using your God-given gifts and abilities. Don’t dread going to work, but don’t overthink it. IT’S JUST A JOB.

Your identity comes from your Creator. Either you believe you were made in the image of Jesus Christ or you don’t.

Use this as a daily reminder:“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galations 2:20

If you have a job you wake up excited about, praise God! But don’t make the mistake of placing your self-worth into that position, because it can be taken from you. Salvation can never be stripped from me, so my identity comes from being a child of God.

I encourage you to shift your focus from your performance or your line of work, to your character. The kind of person you are, how you treat others, and building spiritual treasure is far more important.

Love you guys! Have a great weekend!

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I love your posts on fashion, but your faith posts OMG amazing! I love love love. Great perspective and insight.

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Damadel, thank you for stopping by and for the nice feedback! I love sharing insight the Lord gives me through this platform! Have a great weekend!

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