Sunday, 29 June 2014

Five Minute Friday: Where Do We Find Our Identity?

Sorry for the late Five Minute Friday post. It was a stressful weekend and I just wasn't able to get to it. But, this peaceful Sunday evening, I was able to take the time to sit down and write! Yay! 

For those who are unfamiliar with this, Five Minute Friday is where a bunch of us bloggers/writers get together over at Lisa-Jo's place to write on a word prompt she gives us. We write for 5 minutes without editing or analyzing our writing ... just let the words flow out the way the come. And then we get to share it with each other which is a huge part of the fun! :) Come join us!

This week's word prompt is "lost". Once again, I used my preferred method - write before I read Lisa-Jo's post! :)


So often we find ourselves wandering through this world feeling lost, like we don’t know what we’re here for or where we’re going. It’s an unsettling feeling – especially when it seems as though everyone around us seems to know exactly who (where) they are and what they’re doing. Feeling lost is hard to cope with, it’s hard to get out of, particularly when we think that, in order to accomplish that, we need to “find ourselves”. I wonder if that’s the correct idea to hold? I guess it all comes down to where (or in whom) we find our identity.

As Christians, our identity first needs to be found in God. “I am a child of The King.” That is of utmost importance! If that is our identity, than we also know our purpose – to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. If that is our identity and our purpose, then it is also a measuring stick, so-to-speak, which we use to make decisions in our daily life.

A job opportunity comes up – in taking it will I glorify God?
An opportunity to move to a different city/province/county arises – will making that move glorify God?
A new activity is suggested for your children – will participating in this activity glorify God?

And the list could go on…

If we find our identity and purpose in God, we will never be lost.


Five Minute Friday


  1. Absolute truth--we find our identity in Him--otherwise, we're just lost. Hey, they're nothing wrong with posting after Friday, the link up is live for a week ;).

    1. Thanks! Sometimes I just can't get to it when I want to! :) But usually I love starting my Fridays with FMF. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. It's a great reminder. I think we need to stop comparing ourselves to others too. I'm pretty sure everyone is more lost than they let on. ;)
    I'm late to the past too, bit nice to meet you.

    1. Thanks! I hear you about the comparing ourselves! We always put our best face on for everyone to see, right? Can't let them know we're lost! ;)

  3. Good thoughts and right on! I read recently the parable of the prodigal and the father declared that his son was lost and was now found. It was the father who felt the loss of his son...just as the shepherd who lost his sheep. It's so precious to think of God that way.

    1. Thanks Nancy! What a great perspective to think, as you say, of God in that way!