One big question I’ve had recently is: Who am I? That sounds very dramatic but since returning to University I’ve had so many questions about my identity, who I am, and who God wants me to be. I’ve been struggling for a while about trusting in God’s plan and what my future holds, but recently I’ve felt God’s presence and God’s peace about this. I’m really lucky in the fact that I have some close Christian friends who are always a support and an encouragement to me, and through theirs and God’s love for me my questions about this are being answered.
I was encouraged to pray and look to my bible throughout my questioning and some verses stood out to me:
“We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.” Romans 6:6
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nation.” Jeremiah 1:5
I was struggling with my identity and my future but these verses helped me to know that we are all made in God’s image, and He created us perfectly and with a plan and a purpose. I’m not saying that all my questions have gone, but I’m beginning to realise my life is with God and in God and my identity is found in Christ alone. He loves us perfectly and unconditionally; and this love is not based on our perfection, but on Himself- because He is love. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made with our own identity; and nothing can separate us from the love of God.
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:27