Recover from this Identity Crisis
Traumatic events have ways of throwing you into an identity crisis. They make you feel miserable, lost, worried, confused, question your sense of self and purpose in life. It’s an inevitable plague that all mankind will face one day despite your gender, age or race. a child of God must fight this fear with God to quickly recover. We know it’s a plague of life that doesn’t seem to respect anybody regardless of age, gender or position. It will attack at some point in one’s lifetime. Be it when feeling lost, worried, confused, having panic attacks or making life-altering decisions. So we want to stop it with God’s daily dosage of medicine before it questions, who am I? Although we are not taking this inevitable life crisis with a pinch of salt, we know too well that the going will get tough at some point. So we will combat it as God leads us and not give in to it.
So, how does one recover from this identity crisis?
First, we declare our identity in Christ to reveal who we are in God and to whom we belong. We speak biblical truths over ourselves to renew our minds until we hear them in our spirits and we start to believe them. Then we will begin to bounce back quicker from those situations so much so that a life without Christ in crisis will see us engage in this spiritual exercise and accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. They will engage in this battlefield of the mind with the word and see the prince of this world – the devil flees before they blink an eye.
Secondly, we remind ourselves of what God did for us to recover this identity crisis from the enemy. He declared our identity in Him through the death of His son Jesus Christ. Now we can boldly say, that we are His, the people of His pasture (Psalm 95:7). He is for us, not against us (Romans 8:31). He is fighting our battles whenever we affirm our identity in Christ as his children. Whenever the going gets overwhelmingly tough and the tough cannot get going anymore, we can remind ourselves of the story of Moses who embraced the person God created him to be (Hebrews 11:24-25).
“For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand” (Psalm 95:7)Tweet
After all, is said and done,
And after all, is said and done, we know that the best things in this world do not define who you are, God does. Therefore, we counter negative thoughts with God’s promises. When we feel discontent with life, we must get truthful with ourselves and God. Instead of comparing our privileges, gifting or abilities with someone else, we will not cave into wishing we had somebody else’s achievements, beauty, high flying lifestyle. We dream bigger and fill our thoughts with Biblical truths. So we turn our focus to God and allow his strength to perfect our weaknesses.
We will pray if we must for the same beauty as that of Queen Esther, or the courage of Joshua the son of Nun. The bravery of Naomi who lost everything abroad and recovered her fate in the God of Israel will encourage us, the faith of Daniel in the face of adversity or the wisdom of King Solomon, the wealthiest man on earth will keep our hopes alive. If there was anything you do to recover your identity, let it be that you fight negative thoughts with godly thoughts.
Finally, we encourage ourselves in the Lord and remember to “Be yourself, everybody else is taken”. Your DNA is different to others, and your paths in life are different, follow it and become who God created you to be. Hopefully, the biblical declarations below help you recover quicker than you can blink an eye.
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