Be inspired and encouraged by this post from Kathy Guy –
Identity – Our Name
We get identity through many sources: parents, spouse, boss, kids, ourself, friends, God.
Identity can sound like psycho-babble stuff but it’s really just our Name.
When people want proof of Who I Am, they don’t want my story. They want driver’s license, picture ID, birth certificate, credit card, a bill with your name on it — anything that lists my name with some tidbit of facts that it’s me. Faking our identity is pretty easy; it’s why identity theft is rampant.
If others pretend to be us, how easy is it for us to fake it? (Yes — I just switched back to phsycho-babble identity stuff!)
Want to find and become the real you? It’s simple but it’s not easy.
Trade “I’m not good enough” for “I’m ok”. Trade “I should have known better” for “I can learn”. Trade “I’m insignificant” for “I matter”. Trade “I’m afraid” for “I try things”.
“I’m ok” is “God loves me and has chosen me” (1 Thessalonians 1:4). “I can learn” is “I am God’s workmanship created to produce good works” (Ephesians 2:10). “I matter” is “I have been accepted by Christ” (Romans 15:7). “I’m afraid” is“The peace of God guards my heart and mind” (Philippians 4:7).
See how that works? All truth is God’s truth.