I recently read an inspiring and challenging book by Dr. Klyne R. Snodgrass, one of last year’s Festival of Faith speakers, entitled, “Who God Says You Are: A Christian Understanding of Identity.” Struggling with the question of identity has been a part of human existence for all time. Who am I? Who does God want me to be? What does it mean if those two things are not the same?
Dr. Snodgrass says, “Knowing who we are is not something we acquire by ourselves. We know ourselves only by knowing our God. Knowing ourselves is less important than knowing who made us, calls us, goes with us, and knows us.” It is important to have an understanding of identity, of who you are and the only way that you can truly achieve that insight is in and through your relationship with your Creator, Savior, and Sustainer.
“Look in the mirror and be conscious of being an individual before God, responsible to God, and energized for life by a God who cares for you, loves you, and calls you to participate in life with God.” No matter where you are on your journey through life and faith, know that you are loved, called, and cared for by the creator of the universe. May that love shape you and shine through you.
Published on Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 3:59 PM EDT