Daily Delight

Friday, November 6, 2015

As humans, we have a major identity crisis. It’s the hot pink elephant in the room...balancing on a tiny ball, holding ten plates balancing on her trunk, flapping her ears while trying to sing “Jesus loves me.”

We want everyone to like us so we do many ridiculous things to fit in to the setting. We wake up at the crack of dawn to look flawless, feel guilt for two scoops of ice cream, check media to see who is watching, buy the latest trends, and even change our likes and dislikes.

Oh, there are many times I wish I could turn back the clock. I wish I could go back and tell the younger me that someone will love me for me, that breaking my back over school perfection is sucking out my joy, that changing my major is normal, that two scoops of ice cream just means double the yum, that my body is uniquely built by God.

My identity is found in the Lord.

God is the Creator of my life and soul. He is the knitter of my body (awkward curves and squinting eyes, too). He created the perfect loudness and pitch of my laugh. He instilled my love for chocolate, and my love for art. He gifted me with passion for people and a steady hand for writing encouraging notes. He made everything.

So, why do I not love every part of me? Why am I trying so hard to be someone I’m not?

Even as adult life moves forward, I find myself finding my identity in work, personalities, sophistication of speech, healthy diet, and body image. When I start letting these thoughts creep in, I’m letting the evil one persuade me to step onto the stage and do outlandish tasks that make me feel better about myself on the surface.

I challenge you to step off the stage, put on a big happy smile and know that your identity is in Christ. People will love you for you because they will see Christ radiate from your soul.

...But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. – 2 Corinthians 3:16-18

{photo: @sydneyhoek}

About the Author

River White≫ ≫River is a newly wed and is discovering the fullness of God's unending faithfulness. She loves to spread laughter and joy wherever she goes. Seeing the Spirit move in people is inspirational. She enjoys ways too much coffee, a good book, running, and hopes to travel the world someday.


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