Not too long ago, I was combing through Amazon searching for a book—one that would help me unpack who I was created to be. However, after perusing the different titles available, I became disheartened rather quickly.
One book stated that the key to understanding who you are is to effectively deal with fears while another covered how to manage all of your emotions. Still another touted that building up your self-esteem was the answer.
I thought to myself, “How does being unafraid and self-confident help me understand who I was created to be?”
I kept exploring and found a book that spoke of releasing the spark of divinity inside of me. Yikes! Electrocution didn’t sound like much fun, so I passed on that one.
Continuing my quest, I soon discovered another book that told me the answer to why I exist will become evident as I learn to harness the power of my sun sign. Is that anything like being a ray of sunshine? Because my grandmother always told me that’s what I was to her.
I’m sure you won’t be surprised when I tell you that I skipped by that one and kept on searching. It got even better. One book told me to tap into “source energy” as though a job at Exxon is all I needed to discover my true self.
Finally, another encouraged me to begin an awakening process. Funny, I thought I had gone through that process a few hours earlier, shortly after my alarm went off. I guess I was wrong.
Needless to say, I came away from my hunt for the right book a bit frustrated.
Then it hit me (or God hit me). All the answers I need are already found in a book--The Bible. In those pages, you won't find much about managing your emotions, drilling for your source energy, getting blinded by your sun sign, or sparking out.
What you will find, however, are the answers to life’s most important questions: Who am I, and what is my purpose?
As you read God's Word you will realize that you are His masterpiece created to do things that you can’t even yet imagine.
That sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Well, what are you waiting for? It’s time to dig in.