Your soul.

What essence within yourself correctly determines & expresses your thoughts, your emotions, your ambitions, & your morals?
What determines what makes you smile, laugh, cry, yawn, smirk, & frown?

These are all questions I have asked myself though the years whilst seeing the different personalities articulated within various human beings I have encountered.
Why are we who we are & what brought us to the point in which we are at now?
In this moment you are the oldest you have ever been, yet also the youngest you will ever be again with everything behind you, while also a whole world of experiences on the road ahead.
But why am I the way I am?
Why do certain things make me cheerful & delighted as opposed to other things that make me bitter or sorrowful, while these same things could have an opposite affect on another individual?

The simple answer—experiences.
The complex answer—your soul.

Experiences
The simple answer to the question of who you are & who you may become focuses directly on the experiences you have encountered throughout your past & the future experiences bound to occur.
The experiences you underwent as a child, no matter how minuscule, sculpt you into adulthood.
The experiences to come could possibly transform the person you are in the present.
The experiences we face within our lives shape us.
They shape our likes.
They shape our dislikes.
They shape our beliefs.
They shape our sense of humor.
They shape our sense of sadness.
They shape who we were, who we are, & who we are bound to become.

Your soul
The soul is defined as the spiritual, immaterial, & immortal part of a human being.
Your soul is the embodiment of your personality, the component making up the deepest parts of your identity. The element making you yourself.
Your soul was given to you by God, breathed into your body at the moment of your creation. According to Genesis 2:7, “then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground & breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, & the man became a living creature”.
God formed man from the dust & the dirt present on the ground below our feet.
The man did not become himself until the breath of life, provided by God, was breathed into his body.
Your soul was given to you by God. Your soul was created & breathed into you by God, creating your own uniqueness, your own qualities, your own traits & personality.

The experiences, trials, & tribulations faced within one’s life do, in fact, shape our beliefs, feelings, & opinions, BUT God shaped your soul. God breathed life into you, creating the individual you are. God created your soul.
Your soul is what forms the opinions created throughout the experiences life throws at you.
Your soul is your personality.
Your soul is you.

Never forget that the traits that make you yourself were given to you by God, breathed into you by the Creator, to form your personality, your beliefs, & your dreams.
Never forget God made you unique.

Never forget God turned you into you.

xoxo

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