I Need To Find Myself.

I really dislike this statement.  “Find Myself.”  Actually, the Word of God tells us to LOSE ourselves.  “Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it.” 

I can understand the heart behind how these words are referenced at times.  But, truthfully, it is far from what we should be doing. 

Because, when we lose our life and pursue Christ, we know we are.  We can read the Word of God and know we are.  God is clear in His word that we are:

– seated with Christ.

– bought with a price.

– called His friend.

– children of God.

– justified in Christ.

– complete in Him.

– forgiven.

I could go on.  And on.  And on.  My point is that we don’t need to find ourselves.  God has already told us who we are. 

My friend, Ron Walters, recently told me a better term for “finding” oneself.  He explained how he felt God had told him to “define” himself.  To define his boundaries.  To define what he’s looking for in a career.  To define what he was willing to accept from others, from himself, and for himself.  To define how to put legs to what God has called him to do.

Maybe you are in a place where you just need to define yourself.  To define yourself and how you are going relate to your current circumstances.  But, define yourself knowing WHO you are in Christ. 

I know what it’s like to be sitting in a very different place in life where circumstances have changed drastically.  I’ve been married then suddenly sitting in a house with newborn baby.  A single mom.  A very different life.  But, I never had to go find myself.  I already knew who I was.  Because, God had already told me in His Word.  I had to define how to apply what was already inside of me to my current conditions. 

I know.  A little too deep for a Monday.   But, I do feel better now.  Thankyousokindly.

Are you in a defining place?

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9 responses to “I Need To Find Myself.

  1. Totally perfect!!!…I hate that phrase…it is usually a billboard sign that the person is wanting to step over the line….I usually reply “GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR”…I am just thinkin that somebody really needs to hear this today!!!!!

  2. Mom

    Awesome word Dusty, makes you want to think for sure, and to go look into that mirror like Judy said, but more importantly go look in the word and find out who we are thru Christ like you said!
    So proud of you baby girl! Love you!

  3. jason hoard

    right on point. great word today. thx for deep monday’s.

  4. Dusty Takle

    Judy, I agree. Many times in one’s journey to “find himself”, lines are crossed that can often temporarily remove us from the will of God.

    Jason, thanks! And, thanks for commenting!

  5. Jill Halversosn

    Today, was my first visit to the Randomness of Dusty Takle. It is perfect.. I agree.. I just wouldn’t of know how to put it into words. Thank you, you have made my Monday, and helped me so I can help others. That is God at work.

  6. Brenda

    Guess I am in that ‘Defining Place’ right now!

  7. Susan

    girl…that is alot of info to disseminate on a Monday….but worthy…

  8. I think I am in a defining place. (Although I wouldn’t have called it that until I read this post.) And really, I went in search of Him instead of myself. Praying that I would see myself as He sees me. It’s been amazing how much of myself I can see when I use Him as a reflecting point.

  9. I really like this. Define myself. Very good.

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