“See how very much our Father loves us, for He calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know Him. Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but He has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He really is.” 1 John 3:1-2, NLT
Sadly, so many grow up in broken homes: A missing father, divorced parents or abusive situations. With so many varieties of a family unit, children can grow up with an identity crisis hitchhiking a lifelong ride in their hearts.
As you get older, you may begin to have a sense of urgency in trying to find out who you are, where you came from and what your family history says about your future. For a fee, a multitude of websites may be able to answer these questions. What happens when you find the answers? What if you don’t like what you discover? What if your search leads you to dead ends? Will you ever find out who you are?
Our worldly nature will always be chasing after the desire to belong, but in the spiritual, you are told you already do belong. You belong to God. Your family history may not be able to give you much insight or it may even pose a lie about who you are, but with God, there are no questions, no doubts, no emptiness and no lies – only peace and certainty because God formed us, He made us! He molded each individual with precise detail, thought and love. Do you know who are? You do now.
- If you question who you are, spend some quality time with God. Ask him about what he had in mind when he made you.
- Pray for someone who is having an identity crisis. Ask God to comfort and lead them.