I am excited to finally debut my new logo! Deciding on a logo is hard, at least for me it was. First of all, there are literally thousands of incredibly talented people out there who work in the branding and graphic design industry. I was very tempted to purchase a professionally created logo because lets just be honest, there are so many ridiculously cute options out there. I have struggled for a while with what symbol I wanted to use to represent my brand. In my mind it had to be something that not only reflects my personality, but something that had meaning behind it. I even asked my husband if he could pick any symbol in the world to best represent me, what would it be? I'll let you guess what he said...
Well after toying with many tempting thoughts, It finally hit me.
Not just because its happy, and fits into my name kind of perfectly....but there is something that makes it even more special to me, something that touches my heart and represents who I am.
As a 17 year old who had recently committed her life to following Christ, I still often struggled with understanding my identity in Him. Until one day, I heard a story that dramatically altered my thinking.. The analogy is rooted in 2 Corinthians 5:17 which says,
"If anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation, the old is gone and the new has come!"
As I mentioned above, I often struggled with my new identity as a Christian. After realizing my need for a savior and turning my life towards following Christ, I believed whole-heartedly that the holy spirit took up residence in me, just like the bible promised. However I couldn't fully understand that God also made me a new person.
So heres the story. This is where the butterfly comes in... every caterpillar goes through a metamorphic change before they can become a butterfly. When a caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly, he is no longer constrained to crawling on the dirty ground anymore with all his other worm buddies. He is capable of flying and SHOULD fly, because he is a new creation! He has been transformed into a whole new creature. In the same way, I realized that in Christ, I was still Brittney. I still had sin in my life that I struggled with. I still can and will crawl on the ground some days. But the ground is not what He made me for. I have a new nature now. He desires my life to be free of sin, free of dirt..because it is there that I am limited and constrained from being all that He has made me to be. It is the dirty ground that keeps me from experiencing his BEST.
God no longer viewed me as a caterpillar, but as a butterfly. No matter, how often I sank back into the dirt, it couldn't and wouldn't change the fact that I was a new creation, because his word promises that "the old is gone and the new has come!"
So this is the story and verse that radically changed my perspective, and freed me to pursue a life that brings Him glory. This is why the butterfly is the perfect symbol for my name. When I designed this butterfly as my logo, I purposefully wanted it to reflect a mosaic. I love stained glass because its so beautiful how scattered, broken pieces can come together and make a picture that is breathtaking. Well, thats my life for ya...I was broken, lost, and scattered in many ways. But, because of the precious love and blood of Jesus Christ, I am put together.