Identity cannot be found or fabricated, but it emerges when one has the courage to let go.
It’s a new week, I’m back and better. As usually, I’m more that elated to have you read my post. Every time I see the numbers of views on a post, I just don’t ever want to stop writing even though it can be stressful combining a 9-5 job that takes the better part of me and managing this blog but I’m still happy because I’m living my dreams gradually.
Today’s topic “Identity Theft” is not the usually identity theft like the one we read during our secondary school days where a man had to take up the name of a dead man he saw on the street and relinquish his name to the dead man because he wanted a good job, a better life for his family and most importantly the supposed ‘security’ this new name would bring. (Who else read Sizwe Bansi is dead?)
Whether you choose to agree with me or not the fact remains that almost every individual has lost the awareness of his or her true self. This personal, internal identity crisis has led to a universal, external identity crisis, which has resulted in an emotional crisis resulting in peacelessness and sorrow in our inner world as well as in the outer world.
This inner identity crisis can be traced as the root of many emotional crises that exist inside us like anger, ego, lust, fear, comparison with others, greed, hatred, low self-esteem, dependencies etc. all of which have brought us and keep on bringing us pain.
For you to fully recover your identity from the thief, you must realise that we can’t find fulfilment in ourselves because we were created to reflect the glory of God and, since the main goal in seeking an identity outside of Christ is to bring glory to ourselves, we will never find lasting fulfillment apart from him.
- Learn who you are. Think about all your qualities and characteristics, examine your values and access whether those values have changed over time.
- Allow yourself to go through a process of self-discovery. Figure out what it is that you want most in life, and find a way to work toward that goal from your current self.
- Live your values. The values you hold are central to who you are as a person. They help shape your identity in many ways.
- Go Back to Your Creator. You all might not agree with me, but if the serial number of a product is missing only the manufacturer would have the correct serial number. So why not go back to your manufacturer since you are his masterpiece (Eph2:10) for help because it’s only in Him you can find Joy and true identity.
Don’t let your struggles become your identity.
My dear, going back to your manufacturer is my best advice for you to recover your identity. Nothing beats that feeling of knowing that you are with someone who will help you recover your identity without being judgmental about the whole process. To begin this process of returning to your manufacturer, you have to make a conscious effort of Saturating your mind with the truth of God’s Word. These words are filled with reminders of His unconditional love for you. He says that nothing can separate you from His love (Romans 8:35).
***Hugs and Kisses***