Identity

July 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

i·den·ti·ty/īˈdentitē

The fact of being who or what a person or thing is; The collective aspect of the set of characteristics by which a thing is definitively recognizable or known.

Whether we are adopted or not, we all come face to face with the issue of  our “identity” at some point in our lives.  I’ve heard banter that adopted kids have “issues” regarding their identity. But don’t we all?

Hoo am I?”

Perhaps for an adoptee this question is more complex as they seek to connect all the dots and may not be able to dig up family roots for answers and affirmations. But for all of us—it is the big question.

Can we help our child find them-self  better if we are able to tell them where & hoo they are from? As an adoptive parent, we may not be given clear cut answers or even clues to these queries.

We want them to know that we accept them as ours. That they belong to us.

My 4-legged-furry Frenchie hoo is a dear part of the fam

John 1:12 says “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.”  God adopted us as His children. It is by simple faith in “receiving” and “believing” that we belong to Him!

Belonging is the key. If we know that we belong to something or some group or someone, we feel more apt to answer the hoo? question.

“Now you are no longer strangers to God and foreigners to heaven, but you are members of God’s very own family, citizens of God’s country, and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian” (Ephesians 2:19)

*This blog was inspired by a message my pastor preached last Sunday. Go to 
www.churchon99.com/church-on-99-sermons and download "Since God is a Father" and 
"The Father" for the full message.

 

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