It is important to be able to separate who you are, from what you have had to “put on”. Many people have become “lost” due to a number of factors which can include unmet needs from their early developmental years and subsequent life circumstances. They have come to identify themselves by what has happened to them, what others have done to them, what was told to them by others, or what they have done. Yet who you are is none of these things!
The Lord made you uniquely you! He formed you and poured into you just how He wanted you to be. In Psalm 139:14, we learn that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Your worth is not depended on what you do, how much you make, who you know, or the way others treated you. Even though people in your life might not have recognized your worth, even if people you entrusted did not value you, God so loved you and so valued you, that He sent His only begotten Son to die for you. What immeasurable value and worth you have!
“Getting to know who God made you to be can be an adventure. Part of this journey will involve solitude. Part of this journey will involve being curious about you, and asking yourself various questions about your thoughts, your feelings, your personality, your likes, your dislikes, your needs…and then go a little deeper to ask yourself “why” and “how come”. As you come to know the unique you, you then get to celebrate and value this person who God made you to be.”