Identity discovery is huge for me. The battle with self-discovery is something I have witnessed working with teenagers and young people. Scattered all around scriptures are different lines and verses that describe our identity in God, how He sees us, who we are because we are in Christ and our gains as a result. The epistle written to the Ephesian Church is a very key scripture on the matter of identity. I don’t know why Paul had to take a lot of time to write to the Ephesian believers to make them understand this subject. Could it be that among other churches, he picked that they had the most problems with an identity crisis?
Are You Broken and Tired?
Started 2023 with lots of hope, I assume. Can I ask you, how has that been for you? I mean, how have all those plans and aspirations panned out in these past few months? Are you broken and tired?
I may not know how things have been for you, but I do know that one thing everyone can relate to, is how uncertain life can be. In all our hopes, plans, and aspirations, I can rightly assume that none of us factored in challenges that will spring up on us, but they did. While praying, some of us became disappointed, broken, and tired. All the enthusiasm and energy that the new year began with have already faded, and many people have fallen back into hopelessness.
The Comparison Trap.
Scripture Reference: Luke 18:9-14
Remember the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican?
The one where the Publican asked God for Mercy, while the Pharisee thanked God for the ability to pay his tithe and pray?