Life Is A Sombrero


That’s right, my life is like a  sombrero and so is yours!   I was praying one morning and God spoke to me in that still, small voice that I know is His and He told me “life is a sombrero.”

I know that seems weird, but this is how I envision it.   My Christian life is like a giant sombrero with a huge brim.  It encompasses who I am and my existence on earth.

On top of that are my wife and motherhood hats.  I have been a wife for almost 30 years and a mom for over 26 years and I wear those hats proudly.

I also have a very worn daughter hat that I wear a little to the side.  I am still a daughter (thankfully both of my parents are living),  but that part of my life is not as important as my wife/mother identity.

I  also have  friend and neighbor hats that are a little smaller that sit atop my wife and mother hats  and that I wear them proudly.

Laying to the side but still attached are my student, teacher, homeschooler, and administrator hats that are part of my past.  They are important parts of my life and I could easily wear  them atop my current life hats  if they become a part of my future life.

Finally, I have a writer’s hat that I wear today.  That hat sits above the wife, mother, neighbor, and friend hats.

The sombrero is not full.  There is room for a grandmother and  mother-in-law hat and who knows what else.

One thing that is not a part of the sombrero is my sin nature.  I do not wear that hat.   At times, it creeps into my life but I do not put it on.   I also do not wear a guilt, insecurity, sickness, anger, or  negative hat.  Those things were taken care of when I put on my Christian  sombrero and they are no longer a part of my life.

One interesting side note is that when I begin to allow the junk from my sin nature back on my sombrero, my other hats begin to get tattered and torn.  They also don’t fit quite as well as when I don’t allow the negative hats on my sombrero.

I am in control of my sombrero. No one else can add or take away the hats I wear. I can choose to wear sickness, depression, sin, and all the negative things that go with our sin nature, yet I choose not to.

What hats do you wear?  Is your sombrero your Christian faith or is it something else?  Do your hats stay on well or are they tattered and torn from the negative junk that tries to infiltrate your life?




About pcobb0

I am a wife and mother to two wonderful adult children who I had the privilege of homeschooling from their pre-school through high school years. While homeschooling, I served in various leadership positions in local homeschool support groups including president. I also served as the Education Coordinator and Director of ENAACT Family Academy, a homeschool co-op in New Braunfels, Tx .Prior to homeschooling, I spent 11 years teaching elementary school aged children in both public and private schools. During my time teaching in the public school system, I earned a Master's Degree in Reading Education as well as a Reading Specialist certification. My hobbies include reading and cooking and I plan to take up scrapbooking and maybe photography in the near future. I am now an empty nester discovering what God has in store for me during this next season of life.
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