Four years ago, I wrote a blog titled Who are you in your thoughts? What is it that you have been telling yourself that has become you? It needn’t be dreadful, even the exceptional things we think about and tell us also manifest.
Today I come back with a follow-up that looks at knowing oneself in a more relevant and real way away from the self-concept rooted in family background, personality, the belief systems that we were taught, and the key people in our lives.
Yet, on other side of this coin you might not be who you think you are.
As a born-again Christian, I spend a lot of time reading my bible for my maturity growth in my spirituality, and understanding the choice I made towards my belief. I have found and picked to understand that God is the author of my true identity. He knows exactly how He designed me. He knows the gifts He’s given me to fulfill the purposes He’s called me to.
In the book of Romans Paul urged the Romans to think accurately about themselves:
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (Romans 12:3)
When one learns God’s view of you—who you really are—everything begins to change, and living a life of true spirituality becomes possible.
As you let God transform your mind, the worldly script that runs through your mind changes. That means your feelings of unworthiness or of pride, the way you relate to others, your thought life, your dreams and goals, they all change too.
This especially relates to how you fit into the body of believers, as Paul points out in this passage.
From my bible study, I have come to learn that true spirituality is living as a member of Christ’s Body, the Church. If you know who you are, you can receive and give love the way God designed. You realize where you stand in the body of believers and use your gifts effectively. And you can carry out your calling to be a transformed, living sacrifice who fits God’s purposes completely.
So, are you trying to find yourself, try checking out the bible, and if what is being said about you is who you want to be and wish to be then let’s talk through this identity understanding of one self.