In the simplest forms of humanity, we are all searching for someone to help identify who we are.
Everything in our society is telling us that the way that we think, the way that we act, and even the way that we dress in a certain way is reflecting "who we are." There is constantly a search for identity. Every human has a desire to be the best at something.
To be the most popular. To be the most pretty, or the most attractive. To be the most known. The most loved. The most _______. You fill in the blank. The question is, why do we have so many identity questions?
Even when society tries to identify us, we still have this empty void that we are constantly trying to fill.
We were created by a purpose, on purpose, for a purpose.
I know that some of you don't believe in our Creator. And that's okay. I'm just here to maybe, hopefully, answer some questions in that area. So, going back to identity, how we have a void even when we gain our identity from the world and what everyone else says, there is a reason for that.
When God created us, He created us with the intent of being with us. Of walking with us, talking to us, and living with us. Doing life with us. But when Eve and Adam chose for humanity to fall - fall from His grace, His love, and His presence - we had to be separated from His perfect holiness. The presence of sin and impurity could not and would not be able to even survive in the presence of the Most High.
When we fell, we were separated from Him and ultimately lost the identity that He gave us when we dwelt with Him.
When we start looking for our identity, God created us to find our identity in Him and what He says about us.
So when we start looking for our identity apart from Him, we find ourselves emptier than before because we aren't finding the fulfillment that only He can give.
He calls us chosen. He calls us His creation. He calls us made in His perfect condition. He wants you to come home so you can be called His child. He wants you, His creation, to run back to Him. To accept His perfect gift of redemption; that His Son, Jesus Christ died a humiliating death, bearing our sins on His perfect life so that we might have freedom. Freedom from guilt, shame, and humiliation that our sin has done to wreak havoc on our lives.
So, I implore you. Run back to Him. Run back to your Creator, who so desperately wants to be your perfect, holy, and loving Father. If you do, I am not saying that the walk and journey will be easy. Because it won't. But it'll be so rewarding. You will be able to walk in freedom from the chains that Christ died to free you from.
If you choose to make that decision, I want you to pray this prayer:
"Father in heaven, I realize that I have sinned and the only way to freedom is realizing that Your Son, Christ Jesus, died on the cross for the sins that I committed. Father, I pray that You would forgive me of those sins. I am ready to come home and be called Your child. To call You my father. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for me. Thank you for this wonderful sacrificial gift. Amen."
And welcome to the family! I am so proud of you.