To thine own self be true in other words don’t try to be someone else. Be yourself. But, who am I and how do I discover my true self? Is my true self who I think I am? Or is it what others say? Which of the many voices that seek to define me are accurate?
In the book of Jeremiah he Wrote God’s words. The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? I the Lord searches the heart and examine the mind to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve. Here God highlights what we need help in defining ourself because we are given to inaccuracies. He offers Himself as the One who accurately reads our hearts.
We are a Made for Connection with God.
We are born with a body, soul and spirit, and our spirit longs for connection with God.
We are all raised in a particular context, that of our family of origin or household, each of us has a back story that continues to influence us today.
The journey toward awakening begins with God and His initiative to reveal, Himself to us. What is true about God can begin to beauty and wonder in the physical world. The knowledge of God’s majesty, power and existence is innate to us.
We have a inborn morality that points to God. He stirs or awakens a spiritual thirst or hunger to know him.
In the physical world many tend to search for something (anything) that will fill us. We can go on and on trying to fill that hole we feel inside. I searched for years for something that would feel the void I felt inside. Until I found God or He found me. I am completely full now. I search no more.
Dissatisfaction and desperation find us living life on our own terms. When we come acknowledge our need for God. Our desperation for peace and friendship with Him provides life, forgiveness and meaning in Jesus. Once we connect with God, then His description, interpretations and understandings become definitive for us. I know myself truly as I know God and live with Him.
Christian Counseling can be a valuable asset to self-discovery. A Christian counselor can help to pose key questions, reframe conclusions and offer different ideas. They can provide a setting in which you experience a different way of relating and work through your process with support.
I have had the opportunity to see a Christian counselor and it changed my entire perspective on life. It was a great blessing.