One of the worst feelings in the world is not knowing who you are. When you are lost and confused about your identity and purpose, even the task of getting out of bed can seem like a daunting task. Discovering your identity is a part of being human. No one has it all figured out. However, the difference between that discovery being a process or a struggle often depends on where we ground our identity. If we use our circumstances to define who we are, we may end up in situations where we lack the stability to maintain a sense of self. People come and go, circumstances change. As a result, relying on things that are not constant to define who we are results in struggle. But grounding who we are in God, who is consistent and loving, we are able to be empowered by the process of discovering who we are.
This weeks episode focuses on knowing who we are, as Christians, and in navigating our every day lives. So often we are Christians by title without understanding how that title defines us. We call ourselves Christian because we go to church or we pray to God. But we fail in understanding that our identity as Christians is not about what we do, but who we are just as children of God.
Allow this weeks episode to exist as a starting point. My goal for this week was to begin a conversation to push you to think about your identity in a different way. Knowing who you are as a child of God is the kind of foundational work necessary to working on our relationship with God. The more we learn about who we are as Christians, the more we are able to trust and rely on God.