This is a beautiful quote if you have a grasp of who you are, but a very confusing and frustrating one if you're trying to figure it out. How do you respond to the question, who are you? Do you know the answer with confidence? What is it rooted in? Your beauty or style? Your intelligence, college major or profession? Your relationships?
This is a concept I'm excited to say will be discussed thoroughly in our upcoming Wonderfully Made bible study, Wonderfully Made: Becoming Who You Are In Christ. It's something that we all yearn for—the understanding of who we are and what we're here for—and the good news is that there are answers to those questions.
I tried for years to create myself through my appearance and my work, but I was always left wanting. Only in the past year or two have I really come to see that my identity isn't something I can create or invent by playing a role or wearing a mask, but rather it's something that is given to me by the One who made me.
"For in Him we live and move and have our being." (Acts 17:28)For me, the great privilege of knowing who I am is actually found in knowing who He is—that is, Jesus. By knowing Him, I know my true self more and more. Through my relationship with Him, I am empowered to become more beautiful than I ever imagined—filled with kindness, joy, compassion, love, generosity and confidence. That is the privilege of a lifetime.
Where are you on your journey toward discovering your true identity? What has helped (or is helping) you in the process?