So many women I know distinguish themselves by their marital status.
Woman of all ages, whether married or single face an identity crisis as some point in their lives.
1) How do I define my identity?
Here are some examples –
I’m single and I should be married – then I will have an identity…
I’m married so that means I have everything – now I have an identity in my spouse…
Sadly society categorises whether being single or married is more important.
With so much pressure on our character, it is surprising that even Christian women struggle to know where their identity lies.
2) Where is my identity founded?
We look for things and people and places to fit into.
We turn to work, friendships, relationships, retail therapy, ‘things’ – the list is endless, to find an identity.
But, that is not where our identity should be founded.
It should be rooted in Christ, not possessions or people. People leave, possessions fade away leaving us back to chasing our identity.
We should find completeness in Christ.
My identity does not lie in a title or status because that does not define me.
What makes me whole is Christ – His love, His grace, His forgiveness, His righteousness.
Until you realise that you can only succeed if your identity is founded in Christ, you will not understand His grace.
Whether we are single; widowed; divorced or married – we should reach the point where we feel that Christ totally completes us.
He completes me! He has my whole heart!
And will always do whether I am married or single.
[Source of video : Only You (Bonus Track from Glorious Ruins), Hillsong Live ~ youtube.com]