I am currently reading Bandersnatch by Erika Morrison. I am not even a quarter of the way through the book, and Ms. Morrison has me thinking deeply about who I am in Christ and what exactly that looks like in the world.
“Life is not about building an alternate name for ourselves; it’s about discovering the name we already have.” The author goes on to talk about how our “true” selves are not what we wished we were, or our goals, or what we look like when we are perfect in Heaven, but rather, our true selves are who we are right now plus the Holy Spirit/God working in us and through us.
Our true selves include our likes, dislikes, passions, opinions, values, ideas, dreams, and hobbies. Not only that, but our Heavenly Father cares deeply about these parts of our lives because those help make us who we are. To me, this is a joy and an eye-opening thought. However, this idea also helps me remember to value the time I have instead of spending it endlessly scrolling around the internet or wasting time gossiping.
I want to continue to open up my life and heart more to Christ so the Holy Spirit can move and work in my sphere of influence. When I connect the parts of my life, only then, will I be able to find contentment and joy in who I am.