Who am I? How did I get here? And what’s my purpose? How do we know our answers to these questions are true? We have to have something that is an authority in our lives that we know is truth. Then we have to run our thoughts, culture, etc… through this filter so that we do not conform to the world but we are transformed by Truth.
- What does the world say about identity or who you are? What labels have people given you? (Think about kids at school, your parents, your youth leaders, friends, siblings, etc).
- What do you think it means to be made in God’s image?
- Why does understanding God’s perspective on who you are and why you’re here matter? How does it impact your thinking?
- Do you tend to see yourself as who the world has labeled you to be or as who God has created you to be? Why? What, if anything, needs to change?
- Read, 1 Peter 2:9-10, Ephesians 2:10: God calls you chosen, His own, a masterpiece, etc. How does or how should God’s view of you shape your identity?
Whether you’re conscious of it or not, something or someone is shaping how you see yourself and why you’re here. It may be you, society, your family, your friends, or the Lord. Your view of these things directly impacts who you are, how you live, and the choices you make. This week, read 1 Peter 2:9-10 each day and spend some time mediating on and praying through what those verses mean for you and how they should shape who you are.