Early in our lives, society tells us who we should be, what we should wear, how we should act. And since none of us want to be left out, we conform (consciously or not). We try to fit ourselves, our thoughts, our choices into a box created by people who don’t know us (and don’t care). We often feel constricted, empty, like we’re living someone else’s life. And we are because we’ve allowed others to create our identity. To say it’s not fulfilling is an understatement.
My question for you – for all of us – is: Who do you think you are? And who gets to decide?
If we choose to let society define us, there will always be something missing in our life–the piece that’s who we truly are. But when we let God define us, it changes everything. Suddenly we’re free to be who we’re supposed to be – in all our unique glory. Our identity is defined by the One who created us in the first place! We discover our wings and can take flight to find our place in the world. The place that has our name on it.
Now that’s a journey I want to be on!