Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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This morning I'm pondering this thought from David Benner's The Gift of Being Yourself:

"In all of creation, identity is a challenge only for humans.  A tulip knows exactly what it is.  It is never tempted by false ways of being.  Nor does it face complicated decisions in the process of becoming.  So it is with dogs, rocks, trees, stars, amoebas, electrons, and all other things.  All give glory to God by being exactly what they are.  For in being what God means them to be, they are obeying Him.  Humans, however, encounter a more challenging existence.  We think.  We consider options.  We decide.  We act.  We doubt.  Simple being is tremendously difficult to achieve and fully authentic being is extremely rare."

Identity is something I've struggled with often and I am looking forward to learning more about how to be my authentic self, in Christ.

What are some ways you have struggled with identity? How do you strive for authenticity in your life?

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