Day 37: Finding Yourself (April 6th)
Reading: Matthew 10:39, Colossians 3:2–3
How many times have you heard the phrase used, “I’ve got to find myself”? What the person usually means is that they don’t know who they are or what they want to do. It’s a sad state to be in. The feeling of uncertainty, confusion, and worry can secretly haunt people for the rest of their lives.
It’s a terrible fact that most people never “find themselves.” This is because most people start looking at the meaning for their existence and purpose inside of themselves. They begin with questions like: What do I want to do? What makes me happy? Because we didn’t make ourselves, we cannot ever truly discover ourselves in ourselves. It would be like asking a new invention what it was made for; its only purpose is what the inventor made it for.
The only way to find ourselves is to first find Christ. Because He is our Creator, only He know knows why we were made and what we were made for. When I acknowledge not only His Person, (God) but also His rightful position in my life (Master), then is He able to communicate His plan and purpose. Apart from Him, the only life we find will ultimately lead to ruin.
Have you found yourself? The better question is: Have you found Jesus? Come to Him today and find the rest, security, and plan that He has for your life. Be warned. If you don’t find your identity in Christ, you will not find it anywhere.
Prayer: Jesus, I thank you for finding me. I know that I am nothing without you. Help me to leave behind the things of this world so that I can find my true identity in you. Amen.