I think it’s safe to say I’m most known for the pride and joy I take in my puppies. I’ll wear out any listener talking about them, and if we meet in person I’ll always be the first one to say “Here, hold a puppy.” 😉
Another thing I’m most known for is my obsession with making music. From instruments to vocals, from learning new songs to writing my own… it’s all right up my alley, and I’m very passionate about it.
Among other obvious things like family, friends, homemaking etc., this is how I’m known. Sounds like a pretty sweet, simple life, doesn’t it? Deep down, however, I’ve been through what seems like more than my fair share of identity crisis recently. Some things in my life I thought I had all figured out were turned upside down and I was left thoroughly confused and seeking the Father more intensely than I ever had in my life. And even though I wasn’t feeling on top of the word, I realize now it was a beautiful place to be.
The Father had to bring me to that place of humility to show me that I had been putting my hope, passion, and identity in the things I thought I was “good at” or the things I was “known for”. And then it hit me: what if I could be known for Him first? What if, when people think of Hadassah, the first thing they think of isn’t puppies or harmonies, (as awesome as they are, don’t get me wrong!) but of how she’s willing to dig into the word and learn more about how to love her Savior, how she has surrendered her life completely to his plan, and how she is willing to step out of her comfort zone and go where he sends her without debate?
Confession time… I’m still working on all of the above. Often I feel like I’m taking one step forward and sliding two steps back. But here’s the beauty of it, he’s there with me in all of my steps. He knows I’m doing my best and will always be right by my side for me to turn to when I’m not strong enough to take another step on my own. Even though I’ve made mistakes in the past I still have a whole life ahead of me to commit to Him, one step at a time. And so do you.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33