How do we ever really gain a solid perspective about who we are? For about 20 years, I thought I knew who I was—a Christian, a mother, an attorney and a wife, yet, I did things so terribly inconsistent with those identities, that I was appalled at myself (and lots of other people were too.) After I was divorced and my life was in shambles, I discovered that I really had no idea who I was. I was empty, drifting, desperate, unsatisfied, lonely and sad. God found me there. Like the prodigal son, I was drawn by His goodness.

However, my experience walking with Him this time—was much different than it was right after I was first born again.

Why? This time, I determined to know HIM—instead of just trying to live pleasing Him so I could get what I want from Him or use Him to make my life better. I desire to know this God who made all the good things I’ve ever enjoyed. I want to know this God who thought me worth dying for! The closer I get to God, the closer I get to the light and the more I learn who I really am. I see the ugly parts and want to get rid of them. I see the beauty and want to perfect it. As I allow God to uncover who I am, the more I like who He made me. The more He works on me, the more I trust Him.

I’ve discovered that it’s only when we talk with God, read and meditate on His Word, that we gain genuine self-knowledge.

We experience the safety of being known and yet being completely loved. We experience the deeply satisfying self-knowledge described in God’s Word: “And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.” (Galatians‬ ‭4:6-7) Knowing God opens the door to knowing ourselves and makes it safe for Him to give us what we desire most. When we know God, we treat Him as God and—we learn we are NOT God. We are free to be children. We are free to be everything He created us to be!

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