At the beginning of this new year hits, I’ve been thinking about the direction I should walk in that’ll produce some form of growth. 2016 was a year of ups and downs, but I’m not trying to repeat the same results. I found myself asking myself and God “who am I?”. While getting lost in places of inconsistency, frustration, and challenging experiences, I may have lost my identity. So, for me I’m declaring 2017 as the Year of Discovering Self. You have to know you are before you where you’re going.
God led me to I Timothy 4:12, 14-15
12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
A major part of discovering self is recognizing your gifts and embracing them. Verse 15 tells us to give ourselves wholly to these gifts meaning: spend time developing, practicing, and working them. Knowing and working your gifts not only shows you a part of who you are but also makes your purpose clearer. Take time to discover your gifts and begin truly learn who you are this year!!!