Are you living an Identity Driven Life? If you have lived long enough, you have had plenty of personal set backs, defeats and losses. Things like job firing, business failures, divorces or even the loss of your health all take their toll physically, emotionally and especially spiritually. These defeats can leave us with a lifetime of wounds and create in us confusion and vagueness because of all of the rejection. In short, we can have an Identity Crisis. The challenge is that if you stay in this place too long then you can create new limiting self beliefs. It is much like turning two magnets in the repelling direction. Although the repelling force is invisible, it is nonetheless a very powerful and viable deterrent to any correction. All of this happens at the subconscious level and over time these set backs can ultimately determine who you believe you are.
When you introduce yourself to someone for the first time, you have an opportunity to define yourself. You disclose your name, profession, and interests. These factors help our culture define us, but are those answers enough? People are struggling in ten thousand ways because of identity issues. They can't help but ask, who am I ? Can our culture really provide meaningful answers to those questions or do we need something deeper and more significant?
Before asking " Who am I? " we need to be able to answer the question " Who is God? ". If we can't answer the second question, we will never be able to answer the first one . The problem with our search for identity is that we are looking in all the wrong places. Scripture teaches that we are all made in the image of God. We do not define ourselves, the Creator does. We were all created to be known and loved by God. Once those answers are clear, we can move forward and discover all God has called us to be.