Do you ever feel at a loss? To be more exact, could the missing piece be a lost identity? With all the roles and responsibilities you have maybe you kind of feel like the real you has gone missing. Still, you know you’re in there somewhere. But where?
Well, these two insider identity tips can help you find and recapture your lost your identity so you can live with less overwhelm and more peace. Then, true to who you really are, you can do the work God’s created you to do.
Actually, you know this insider info about your identity deep down in your heart. Because as a Christian, you’re an insider, too. It’s just that sometimes we need a reminder … some extra encouragement to let our true identity come out of hiding.
2 Insider Tips To Find Your Lost Identity
- Remember as you go about your days your identity isn’t lost, Christ is in you.
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
- He wants you to stop forgetting or covering him up … be intentional to let him breathe life through you!
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him.
Tip #1: Christ Is In You
Maybe you’ve felt like I have in the past:
- discontent …
Why? Maybe it’s lost identity. But a big part of lost identity is losing your focus. Listening to others and your own doubting voice or the words of the Accuser more than the Holy Spirit in you.
Maybe it’s because you’re afraid of change, people, rejection, or feel shame … so you hold back or ignore the Lord’s Spirit, hoping to be accepted and approved by those around you. What’s funny (not really) is that the validation, recognition, forgiveness, and comfort you seek has already been given by the only One who really counts … if you would only seek and accept it from him … and let Christ breathe through you.
What, if anything, keeps you from believing and trusting that the Spirit of Christ lives in you? Do you remind yourself of the Lord’s presence and love as you go about your day? If not, how can you better listen to the love and encouragement given by the Holy Spirit?
Tip #2: Letting Him Live Through You Matters
As a Christian woman, perhaps you have taken on many roles at work, home, and within the community. Most likely, too many.
Sometimes the busyness keeps you moving so fast you forget the truth of Whose you are, who you are, and from knowing what God has in mind for you to do. Clearly, this can lead to over-stressed, overwhelmed living and attitudes that can be, shall we say, less than Christ-like. (If you know what I mean.)
Wondrous Woman Not Wonder Woman
While we enjoy the idea of being like Wonder Woman what we really are is wondrous women. We are not meant to conquer the world, only the part of it God directs us to and designed us to do. (Hello, can you say more work-life balance!)
And we aren’t meant to accomplish our assignment/calling/purpose all on our own. We can’t. So we’ve been given special powers. But our power doesn’t come from mythical gods like the mythical woman hero. Our power comes from the living, inspiring, and empowering breath of Christ within us.
And here’s another thing; our roles and responsibilities are not only about you (and me). They are also about the lives Christ wants to impact around and through you. So, your motives for taking them on, how you perceive yourself in those roles, and then how you live them out matters. So, letting the Spirit of Christ live through you matters.
What roles and responsibilities do you have that God may be nudging you to let go? Consider your motives for them, the perception you have of yourself with or without the roles and responsibilities, and how your involvement in them impact the lives of others. What would life look like and how would you feel if you let them go?
Be intentional to uncover your lost identity and begin living into these two insider tips today. Remember you have the Spirit of Christ within you. You don’t need to prove yourself and you won’t fulfill yourself through roles and responsibilities not appointed to you by God. And you surely won’t find your peace in the busyness that tears at your heart and keeps you longing for something you can’t seem to grasp.
Through Christ, you can find what’s missing. You can uncover and locate your lost identity. Check your motives and perceptions. Then, ask the Holy Spirit in you to reveal what holds you back and trust him to help you let go so you can experience less overwhelm, more peace and let him live and breathe through you to your most meaningful life.
Answer the questions above honestly. Seek God’s will and the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Journal about what you hear, learn, and any changes you make.
Listen to Your HeartSong
Your purpose is to glorify God as you go about your days. Your unique God-designed purpose and inspired dream reveals the best way for you to go about doing just that! If you sense a loss of identity, a feeling of being trapped, or seeking more peace and meaning in your life HeartSong is here to help inspire, encourage, and move you forward in God’s just-for-you plan. Contact me here for more information or to discuss setting up your complimentary HeartSong Discover Consultation.