Rejecting Second-Hand Living

“…significant figures in the life of faith were fashioned from the same clay as the rest of us…fan clubs encourage second hand living…scripture, however, doesn’t play that game. Something very different takes place in the life of faith: each person discovers all the elements of a unique and original adventure…each life is a fresh canvas…” Eugene Peterson, Run with the Horses

I used to morph into other people.

I hid myself behind a series of manufactured lives.

Being someone else, living out all the good and beautiful things I saw in them seemed better than the vision I had of myself. I was immature, never good enough, awkward, and sad. There was this cloud over me that showered me with lies. This “morphing” began when I met her.

I wanted to be vibrant and wise and mature, all of the things I figured I wasn’t; all of the things she was.

She was smart and alive and I had never met anyone like her. I hated her, but wanted to be her. For years I fought comparing myself to her.

Years.

Read the rest of my story here

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  • RoseAnn

    Hi, Sarah–I’m a brand new subscriber to your blog. Just wondering…is your “free e-book offer” for “Core Lies” still good? When I enter my e-mail address beneath the book offer icon, it only takes me to the feed burner link to subscribe to your blog (which I have already done). Nothing is mentioned about the book download.

    Having just “discovered you,” I’m looking forward to reading your book. Thank you so much for your reply. And–congratulations on your “new start”!

    • http://www.likeawarmcupofcoffee.com Sarah Mae

      You will receive the eBook link at the bottom of tomorrow’s email – check bright and early! :)

    • http://www.likeawarmcupofcoffee.com Sarah Mae

      RoseAnn, can you email me at sarahmaewrites (at) gmail (dot) com please?

  • Michelle

    Sarah Mae, This is MY story too. I had shared my struggle with you over this about a year or so ago in a comment I wrote. Someday I will garner the courage to write it on my blog when I open it to readers. I praise God that He sets us free from these chains that hold us down and minimizes all that we are meant to be in Christ.