Do things make you different? Or Do things only show who “you” really are?
Recently the term swagger or swag for short has regain its popularity amongst the younger generation. Everyone is singing, writing and talking about swag. However, where does swag derive from? The curtain popularity associated with swag is things instead of demeanor or personality.
For those who don’t know the word swagger is defined as a verb, noun, and adjective:
As a verb- walk or behave in a very confident and typically arrogant or aggressive way
As a noun- a very confident and typically arrogant or aggressive gait or manner
As a adjective- denoting a coat or jacket cut with a loose flare from the shoulders
Unfortunately, swagger is often associated with the adjective definition of the word making us often forget that true swagger is deeper than our clothes.
We all have desired something only to find out later it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Things are often associated with who we are and what we care about. Often people without may say that things, such as money can misguide or mislead you. However, an individual with things just say, “things are just by products of their success.”
Whatever your perspective is we all agree that we need things to survive and thrive. How much do we value things? Is the question we must ask ourselves before purchasing another item whether, it’s a vehicle, clothes, pen, or _______________ is it really worth it? Does this bring me real swag?
Below is a song from Grammy award winning duo Bebe & Cece Winans latest CD entitled, Still.
Scripture: “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need” (Matthew 6:33, NLT)
Call to action: This new year we have all made various goals, while listening to this song evaluate your goals and determine how many are associated with things?