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Identity & Meaning

Updated: Jul 25, 2021

None of us live in a vacuum. We all are influenced by the people we meet, the books we read, and the things we hear. Here are the things that define me, the words that inspire me, and the thoughts that go through my head. Who am I? Glad you asked.

"I'm glad I'm me. I'm glad I'm me. There's no one else I want to be." - Jack Prelutsky

True wisdom is learning who to listen to.

"Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln

We all seek personal fulfillment: in our work, in our families, in our leisure, and in our communities. We all want to "make a difference" and "do something great" with our lives. Unfortunately, we never really find our true purpose in any of those things. Even worse, we lose our jobs, our loved ones, our free time, and our living situations. This leaves us aimlessly searching for meaning, seeking identity in something that can never provide true fulfillment.

That's why I have based my identity statement on something that will never change: my relationship with my Creator. The Bible tells me plainly what my two greatest purposes on Earth are: "Love the Lord your God will all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength," and "love your neighbor as yourself." If I can do these two things, then I will have lived a fulfilling and purposeful life.

"I am a child of God, uniquely and wonderfully created in His image, unconditionally loved, and designed to show that same love to others so they might know the truth."

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