DO YOU BOO!
Theorist Erik Erikson coined the term identity crisis and believed that it was one of the most important conflicts people face in development. Identity is the greatest challenge in life! No if, ands, buts about it. Imagine how much peace and prosperity persons would receive if they either knew who they were truly created to be and by doing so could “DO” who they are! By the time you finish reading this tidbit, you will be inspired to “DO YOU BOO!”
I consider myself a leader, therefore, each day I find myself reading something about leadership. Leadership is not just about helping others reach their full potential, but leadership is about helping yourself. You can’t be a leader of others, unless you learn to lead yourself! Thusly, in order to lead yourself, you must know yourself. Well, here is Daryl Kearney’s first commandment in leadership.
Know thy self, you can lead thy self!
Who you are defines so much. Who you are defines how you handle yourself on the job. Who you are dictates how you relate to people. Who you are determines how you raise your children, how you speak about others, how you handle difficulty, how you respond to the haters… Who you are even defines how you relate to God. Did you know that we are commanded to love only 3 persons?
In that order, therefore, in order to love others, you must love self, in order to love self, you must love God! When you love yourself, you know who you are and whose you are! So to deal with the IDENTITY CRISIS that all experience at some point in our lives, Beloved, understand:
God created you: For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13. But not only do we acknowledge that God has created each and every one of us, we recognize that God is continually shaping each of us; continually forming and reforming us as elements of His creation. We are clay in the hands of the Master Potter. God shapes our lives – and this is a continual process.
God owns you: Beloved, you do not belong to yourself, I want to remind you what the Bible says: “You are not your own; you were bought at a price.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. Even while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us and saved us.
So who else could have the privilege, permission, the power, the right to tell me who I am other than God Himself? I conclude that God is the author of my identity. He alone gets to tell me who I am. After all, it is God who created me. It is God who shapes me. It is God who has purchased me. God has not made us all the same. Discover WHO you are -your natural abilities and enjoy them. Rabbits don’t fly. Eagles don’t swim. Squirrels don’t have feathers. Ducks look funny trying to climb trees. EVERYBODY, including you, HAS A PURPOSE; You Must Find Your Purpose, You Are Equipped for that Purpose. Using your gifts, for their intended purpose, to the fullest, provides meaning to your life. Otherwise you wander aimlessly living empty lives.