5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.”
Jeremiah 1:5, English Standard Version
You are not defining your identity—your identity is defining you.
Like Jeremiah, before you were formed in the womb or born, God already identified you for your incredible purpose. Fulfilling your purpose is making use of everything God has blessed you with to become His blessing to everyone. This is what it means to be true to yourself.
To live less than your sense of purpose is to live against the truth of your identity.
Believers in conflict with God are often not living in alignment with who they are and what they have in Christ. If you desire greater clarity of your purpose or to grow deeper in your identity, take the path of trusting God.
Trusting God is not living a life of blind faith.
It is actually authentic living. In the same sense, Jesus trusted His Father when He was on earth. Jesus counted on the constancy of the Father’s love to sustain the consistency of His identity and purpose. In this way, Jesus was never lost, for He always knew who He was and now is. This is all that God our Father ever wanted for you.
Most Christians do not grow beyond the understanding of their identity and purpose. Growth only happens when you choose to move away from the superficial and empty to fully and freely embrace the life that echoes God’s eternal heart for you.
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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