From the day you arrived in this world, I would bet there has been a never-ending supply of people telling you who you are -- or rather, who they want you to be. Our society and the media also want a voice in bestowing our identity. They shout that we need to be rich, powerful, skinny, and gorgeous if we are to be happy. We must be wearing designer clothes and driving a sexy, expensive car to the hottest gathering place in town if we are ever to be noticed and called “signifi
When you search inside yourself, do you find that you have a profound craving to be deeply known and understood? Do you feel like you might do just about anything in order to be really, truly loved and accepted just the way you are, and to feel worthwhile, like you matter? Well, you’re not alone. We were all born with those basic needs. Why is that? They can feel intensely overwhelming and be so inconvenient. Hunger like that can lead to dangerous behaviors, even addictions.
Finding our identity can be pretty subjective. I decided early on in my own journey of purpose that it was much easier to let God tell me who I am-who He created me to be-than anything anyone else told me about who I am. I work from the belief and assumption that God created us, made us, shaped us, formed us, and His plans are unique for each of us. With that particular truth at the front of our minds, it makes sense to consult the One who knew us before time began and who kn
I am challenging men and women from all walks of life to take an intentional journey of purpose. In order to find your purpose though, one of the first things you must determine is to whom you will go for the source of your identity. Who will you allow to bestow your identity upon you? I believe that only God, your Creator, can tell you who you really are. In fact, I believe you will never fulfill your true destiny and live out your ultimate purpose unless you believe you are