It seems like people are always talking about adolescents need to find themselves and solidfy their identity. I’d like to submit that perhaps…just perhaps…that’s something we keep doing our whole lives long.
In a few blog posts (the finding myself category might give you more than you care to read) and in many more private journalling experiences, I’ve been doing just that over the last couple of years. Let me let Elrond sum up the word from God that’s been coming up again and again in my life. Click the little triangle thing to hear:
I’ve had more than a half dozen people speak this thought to me lately…become who I was born to be, who I was created to be. And I think I’m ready to do that, to fight off pleasing others obsessively and be true to myself.
But exactly what does it mean for me to “put aside the ranger”? And what exactly does it look like to embrace who I am and live into it with joy?
Those are the questions I’m finding myself thinking through quite a bit.