My brother was involved in a heated debate with someone who continues to judge me. Within the course of the discussion my brother described me as a "non-partying square." My first inclination was to defend myself. I thought, "I can party with the best of them!" When I was much younger, I would have read that as a putdown and a challenge. I would have gone out and partied just to show him, and anyone else who thinks I'm square, that I can have fun like the rest of them (you)! The truth is, but for a few years in my life, I've never really been much of a partier. I've always been a very responsible, taking-care-of-others kind of person.
I recently attended an event and one of the panelists mentioned having a "personal brand." I had heard of corporate brands such as "God is Still Speaking" for the United Church of Christ, but not a personal brand.
I began wondering what my personal brand is and what do people think of when they see me? Is my personal brand "grumpy?" How about "judgmental?" Maybe "complainer?" What about "self-condemner?" What is your personal brand?
We are told in Matthew 5:14-15, that we “are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.”
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