Simply put, have you ever felt lost? Not lost like you do when you're a little girl in the grocery store who can't find her mother, or like a teenager navigating the road for the first time. No, what I'm talking about is that feeling in your soul that won't go away—the one that feels aimless and uncertain and all wrong.
Have you felt that?
I definitely have. It's a natural part of the inevitable identity crisis we all experience somewhere between middle school and our 20s. It comes with trying to figure out where we fit in and how we're supposed to look and what we're supposed to be successful at. But the real reason we feel lost is rooted in our searching for those things.
We feel lost when we find our identity in anything other than the one who created us. After all, a clay pot doesn't know what it's for until the potter puts flowers inside of it (see Isaiah 64:8).
Feeling lost is a normal, natural part of life. In fact, it's through that lost feeling that we come to be found. Sought out by God, eternally loved beyond measure, filled with joy and goodness that doesn't come from anywhere human.
It's only through being lost that we discover who we really are: beautiful, worthy, beloved daughters of God.
When have you felt lost? When did you finally feel found?