I’ve talked with a few women lately who are in the throes of trying to find themselves. They are, in a sense, looking for their purpose, searching for their identity, determined to no longer be what the world expects them to be.
This search sounds virtuous on the exterior. “Good for you,” we might say in response, trying to be a loving, supportive friend. But on the interior it is a futile quest.
We can find neither our purpose, nor our significance apart from our Creator and His purpose for us. We have been created to love God and enjoy Him forever.
I remember when I was trying to find myself during a few short months of my college years by living outside the lines, apart from the rules, wandering, rebelling. It didn’t take me long to realize that without Christ in my life, I was SO lost…and apart from Him I am nothing (John 15:5).