Let’s define the phrase identity crisis….
A period of uncertainty and confusion in which a person's sense of identity becomes insecure, typically due to a change in their expected aims or role in society.
Growing up we always have dreams and visions about who we are or what we want to be as we grow up, and in most cases that tends to change as we grow. But what happens when you struggle to identify with who you are or who you were purposed to be? Maybe, just even understanding your identity is a daily struggle. I remember growing up feeling like I didn’t fit in with my peers. I didn’t quite understand what my identity was, or, if I even had one. I knew if I hung around a certain group of people, I had to be my naturally quiet and reserved self. And I also knew hanging around others I had to push to be loud and outgoing. But in both situations, I didn’t feel like I was being my true self, so hence there was a crisis. I struggled with my purpose and who I was even into adulthood. When we go through an identity crisis, we also struggle with imposter syndrome because we try to become something we may not necessarily be. This is where the biggest battle comes in.
Can I tell you a secret? The key to understanding your identity is finding God. Once you find God, you find your identity! God is not a God of confusion, so with your identity being in him, there is no crisis in your identification.
We tend to struggle with who we are, when we don’t know who God is. In Him he reveals who we are and we have the power to walk boldly in that identity. If you take a look at the story of Abraham in the bible, you’ll see how he also had an identity crisis, but he grabbed a hold of God and then God revealed to him his identity. Abraham thought his identity was to be a father, but God had so much greater for him. And until he embraced that he didn’t walk in his full potential. God called him to be a father of many nations, and not just a father in the natural world. Abraham identified with who God called him to be, before he understood who God called him to be!
There is no crisis in your identification as long as you grab a hold to the one who gives your identity!