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What makes the greatest difference for me in my daily life?  Knowing my identity.

My identity is not a wife, mother, or friend.  It is not my career or lack of one.  It is not my beauty or plain-ness.  My identity does not change with the circumstances of life.

My identity is a creation of God, daughter of Eve, treasure of Christ, and helper.

As a creation of God, I am sure of my origin.  As a daughter of Eve, I have connection to His-Story.  As a treasure of Christ I have value because He paid the highest price for me.  As a helper, I have a noble vocation of helping men glorify God, bring order out of chaos, and guarding the treasure of life redeemed in Christ.  As a helper, I serve my neighbors and influence the culture for good.

When I’m feeling neglected, misunderstood, or unappreciated, I do well to remember my identity.  When feelings of inadequacy rise up, I do well to remember my identity.  When the mirror tells the truth of my age and my failures outnumber my successes, I do well to remember my identity.

My identity?  A creation of God and treasure of Christ.  Trusting this, I am less affected by a bad day, sour mood, or hurt feelings.   Trusting this, I am set free from the chains I bind around myself and more available for God’s purpose.

Trusting this, I can rest at night.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning: great is Your faithfulness.

(Lamentations 3:22-23)

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