What is your Personal Identity? Why Is It Important?
Your personal identity is the way that you see yourself and is closely related to your self image. It is very important to you because it will affect the way you feel about yourself and how you behave in challenging situations.
Once you understand who and what you are and what values you hold dear you will be able to make better decisions which move you closer to where you want to be.
I believe that your self esteem depends on you being yourself and if you live true to your nature and values you will help yourself . Often we go after things that we persuaded ourselves will be good for us. Ignoring who you are is a recipe for pain and misery. Follow your personal identity and let it guide you to a better place.
Who are you? What makes you unique? What are your values? What do you think you look like to those who observe you? What is your internal identity? Who do you think you are in terms of your personality, character, and values? How do you view yourself in relation to others? What are your personal goals?
The most important thing to realize about your personal identity is that it can be close to how other people see you in which case you will be at harmony with the world and others around you.
However, how you see yourself can be very different from how others see you and so you may feel you are misunderstood. Therefore you will struggle and feel a battle to make others appreciate who you are. One of the biggest problems people have with their personal identity is that they may not accept or may be blind to who they are and what they believe.
People have a tendency to have a challenge with their true identity because society seems to want us to behave and live in ways which may not be exactly what we want.
It is very important we get our identity from the source who made us. God created us. So we have to go to God and His Word to embrace our natural and spiritual identity.
God made us in his image and after his likeness. Gen. 1:26-28 God changed Abrams name and told him who he was. He went from Abram to Abraham. Your name is a part of your identity and your function in life.
Genesis 1:26-28 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Image- it means copy.
Likeness- shape, form, figure, or pattern. To be or act like, to resemble.
Genesis 1:27-28 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
I am blessed. I am empowered to succeed and not fail.
I am fruitful. Fruitful- productive. Abounding in anything.
I replenish. – to stock with numbers or abundance.
Dominion- to tread down, prevail, or to rule. Our purpose is to have rulership, authority, and leadership over the earth.
You are not made to be a victim but you are victorious over every situation you face in life.You are a leader by design. You are a leader by nature.
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