Updated: Jun 10, 2020
What I believe:
Materialism teaches that we are the sum of our biological makeup, the chemical processes in our brain, and the external factors that influence us. I am not a materialist. I believe that we are spiritual (metaphysical) beings, housed in a physical body, living in a material world. I believe that I am more than who I see in the mirror or you see on the street.
Who I am:
I am not my emotions, nor my pain. I am not my past, nor will I always be who I am today. I am more than my posts on social media, the race I was born into, the community I live in, the schools I went to, or the people who raised me. I am only limited by the limitations I place on myself and those I let you place on me. I was born for a purpose, at the right time, and in the right place. I am not meant to be you. I can only be me.
What I pledge: I will try every day to live harmlessly, respectfully, peacefully, and productively. I will seek every day to fulfill my purpose as God leads me. I will consider every day whether or not I am doing the best I can with the time and resources I have been given. I will try always to give the first fruits of who I am and what I have. I determine to act to make the world a better place but will not stress or be anxious over the things I am not called to do, nor am I equipped to change. However, I will always strive to grow to become the person who can make the change I wish to see.