One's internal conversation is the story we tell ourselves about ourselves. Its source can come from childhood, defining moments, great successes or failures. The problem with this type of self-talk is that it is not always based on truth.
Truth can be defined as: the true or actual state of a matter. The difficulty is that our internal conversation that are based on other's perspective, isolated circumstances/instances, or borrowed identities. We compare and strive in order create our own identity.
However, if our identity is based upon truth, what truth do we believe or embrace. I would like to suggest that our truth originates with our Creator. The reason: you were created with a purpose. And your purpose defines your identity.
Therefore, the first step in discovering your identity is to come into right relationship with your Creator. Without this reconciled relationship, we are trying to define what Someone else made. It is our Creators words that shape our identity.
The Apostle Paul & others in the Bible are words-smiths as they paint the picture of who and whose we are (our identity). Below are a few examples as God shares His thoughts and view of you. Each description is based on rightly relating to God through Christ.
- God's Child (John 1:12)
- Conquerors (Romans 8:31-38)
- Freed Person & Slave (1 Cor. 7:22)
- Chosen (Ephesians 1:4, 11)
- Citizen of Heaven (Philippians 3:20)
- Christ's Ambassadors (2 Cor. 5:20)
Begin to declare God's identity through Christ over your life. Not only will it begin to change how you view yourself, but it will shift your perspective and direct your purpose. God so valued you, that He gave the ultimate price for you... His Son, Jesus (John 3:16-18).
You see, it is not your "fingerprint" that defines your identity, but rather God's FINGER-PRINT upon your life that truly matters.