Identity theft is a major problem in our current technology based world. Despite our best security measures it doesn't take long for someone in the next apartment or halfway around the world to steal your identity and set off the long and slow process of trying to fix the problem. As unfortunate and sad of a scenario it is for someone to steal your identity, an even more shocking reality faces many people who have never discovered their true identity or have lost it along life’s path and cant seem to find it.
“Who am I?” has been one of life’s biggest questions. Philosopher’s through the ages have batted about this question only to leave it largely unanswered and left to the next generation of thinkers to try and solve. Our identities can be wrapped up in so many incorrect people or things including our spouse, career, looks, money, school, girlfriend, etc. We look to these for our satisfaction and source of identity and ask them to fulfill the impossible task of making us feel good about ourselves or to make us feel worthy.
When we base our identity off of our jobs, education, relationships or anything else other than who God made us to be we are missing the big picture. We are missing who we truly are. Any other source of identity pails in comparison to who God made us to be and we will end up disappointed in ourselves and in life if we do not identify and discover ourselves.
This is the first article in this series on identity crisis. In the next articles we will dig into some of the incorrect places we get our identity from, reclaiming our identity, and discovering our true identity. Please come along as I believe this an issue most people struggle with at one time or another. My goal in this series is to provide you with practical tools to address this critical issue so you can get back on the path to real fulfillment in your life.
J. Matthew King, Co-founder