Do you know who you are? Do you know who God created you to be?
Most people don’t know, but they are searching. I call this an “identity quest.”
How about you? Are you in search of your identity?
If you’re on an identity quest, know that you are not alone. You are in very good company. Many of us are on the same journey. There is a whole tribe of us, and it grows bigger every day.
Getting to know your own heart is a key to discovering your true identity. I hope you will find some keys here to help you along your journey.
Start with Your Heart
If you would like to know who you really are … if you are on an identity quest … start by looking at what’s in your heart.
What are your gifts?
What are you dreams?
Who do you want to be, when you grow up (in God)?
Don’t just skim over those questions. Take some time. Take each of those questions before the Lord, and listen. Listen to your heart. Listen to God.
Keep a Journal
Do you have a journal? Excellent! How about getting out your journal, and go over those three questions again. Write down whatever comes to your heart.
Or draw what you feel. Sometimes drawing images can help you get in touch with your heart in a deeper way than with words.
Do that for each question. Really get to know your heart, and the desires God has put into your heart.
If you don’t have a journal, you’ll want one, especially if you are on an identity quest. You’ll want a place to cathart, draw, write, pray. Tear out a page, crumple it, and toss it on a bad day. Write the things you want to talk to God about. Write what you are hearing from Him.
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