How do you identify yourself? I’m a….. I’m a Biology Teacher, I’m the wife of Dr. Dunning, a mom, a daughter, a grandmother, a blogger (albeit inconsistent), a writer. On and on and on.
Some of these identities are fleeting. For example; I am no longer teaching biology, my children are grown and don’t need me as they did. If I only identify with one occupation or another it becomes dangerous. These are not my talents or my core values, these are what occupy my life. God created me to be a Hopeful teacher who loves to serve. I delight in His promise of Hope. I get grieved when life doesn’t point toward Hope. I do all occupations based on this description.
When I introduce myself or someone introduces me to someone I usually get introduced in context. “This is Susie Dunning, Dr. Dunning’s wife.” “This is Susie Dunning, Ginny Schmitt’s daughter.” I will proudly wear all hats that are given me. I am never offended and think, “Is that all I am?” No this is all I get to be.
Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10
Life here is Zoe. Greek, meaning Life physical and spiritual in Christ: Abundant!
The Bios definition, also Greek is Life, all living things.
What defines me? Zoe. Abundant Life in Christ. Striving to be the best me God created me to be.
Thankful ~ Susie