I started wondering why some would think this of me.
To really answer these questions, I would have to ask a question of my own:
What are you allowing to affect your identity?
Huh?!?! How does this even relate?
Identity (n) – the state or fact of remaining the same one, as under varying aspects or conditions
When a person doesn’t identify them self with changing circumstances, then changes in circumstances won’t affect their identity.
- I don’t identify with the negative words that some may say about me because I know what God says about me.
- I work well with those in positional authority over me because I don’t identify with how they can make my life easier. I figure out how I can make them successful.
- I’m not immovable when it’s necessary to change because I don’t identify myself with the status quo. I look for the opportunities that become possible when challenges occur.
- I’m not paralyzed by fear when asked to try something new because I don’t identify myself by the mistakes I might make by simply trying. I look forward to what I might learn from the experience.
These are just examples of how I think. How does this apply to you?
It’s simple really…the power over your identity is yours and no one else’s.