Have you heard about "Identity Crisis"? Identity Crisis means a period of uncertainty and confusion in which a person's sense of identity becomes insecure. A good example of this is you can't describe who you are. You try to fit in, but you are having difficulty fitting in, so you try to compromise with what the others are doing even though it is against what you believe. You try to talk, act, or behave like them so that you can be noticed. Many people have gone on compromising just to fit in, and they find themselves unsatisfied. There was a student who came here from Africa. His parents were very good. His parents worked very hard so that they could provide for him. However, when he went to school, he tried to fit with the African students. So he started dressing like them and listening to music that they were listening to. In a short period of time, his attitude changed. He used to respect his parents a lot, but all of a sudden, He started not listening to them. He came home late, and when he came back, he didn’t want to help at the house. All he wanted to do was to chat with his friends. Then one day, one of his friends gave him a drug to try. Since all of his friends were smoking, he started smoking, and then he started drinking. To make a long story short, he dropped out of school and committed a crime. He ended up in jail. His parents were heartbroken, but they had to let him go. After years of wasting his life, he finally came back to the realization that he needed to change and turn to God’s way.
I want to encourage you to be the person that God has created you to be. Be confident of who you are because you are unique and special in God's eyes. Do not try to be somebody that you are not, because you will never become somebody that you are not. Let God guide you and let Him make you be somebody. You have to stand on your own. Accept who you are and be proud of it because God has created you with a purpose, and not like the people who do not have a purpose. Tell yourself this today, "I am a child of God and that God has a plan in my life, so I will live for Him."
Pray to God to give you confidence. Pray that He will continue to help you to live for Him and not to live as the world lives. List down all your concerns today and lift them up to God.
Father in heaven, thank you that I am your child. Thank you for loving me and that you have a wonderful plan in my life. Please help me not to live like the world lives just to fit in. Help me to live the way you want me to live so that I will find joy and peace. Please help me now with my (mention your concerns today). In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.