Every morning before my son goes to school I remind him to “be a Blount today.” He says ok, then I ask him what that means. He quickly rattles off: Be kind, always tell the truth, be a good friend, and give hugs (he might have added that last one). We have many talks about who we are and who we’re going to be as Blounts. Why? I think it’s one of the most important conversations we can have.
There is much discussion today centered around identity. People are trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be. This is a good thing. The only question more important than ‘who are you?’ is ‘do you know Jesus?’ The cool thing about identity is we have a large degree of control over who we’re going to be.
That might not be a popular thing to say in a culture that doesn’t want to take responsibility for themselves, but it is true. You can make decisions that shape your character. In fact, I would argue that your decisions don’t just reveal your character, they shape it. You can decide who you’re going to be. In fact, you DO decide who you’re going to be. Choose wisely.
Choosing who you’re going to be has to be done with intentionality. You don’t have to make a list like our family did, but if you do I’d bet you’ll be more likely to become that person.
If you were going to make a list the kind of person you want to be, what would be on it?
Leave your list in the comments below!
Always remember, we love you, we’re praying for you, and we’re in this together.

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