What is my identity?

"My identity is in Christ..."

"My identity is in Christ..."

"My identity is in Christ..."

I have to keep telling myself this whenever I don't think it is

Is it possible for a 22 years old to go through an identity crisis? I heard of a mid-life crisis, but I am not at that point in my life. I want to answer by saying no, but in some cases it can happen...right?

I feel like I am losing myself. I only been on this earth for 22 years, but it seems like forever. I am constantly reminded of the things I should be doing or need to do because that is how the world goes. Is there a secret code that tells you that if you dress or maybe even look a certain way that you can be seen as popular? Or possibly make a certain amount per year that gives you status?The world we live in is surrounded by technology and trends. Whatever is popular on social media, ends up being seen on the news. Hairstyles, clothes, shoes, dance moves become popular. Have you ever realized that people try to do what the next person has done. It is a continous cycle. It is like we are all trying to be the same, but that is not how it works. If God wanted us to look and act the same, He would've made it that way. Yet, He put unique gifts in all of us so we can be seen differently from each other. He wants us to exercise those gifts for His glory because He knows we can do them well. 

So why do I always try to do and be what the world tells me? Why do I try to be like the next person?

Paul wrote in Romans 12:2 " Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed  by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Paul said to be TRANSFORMED, by the RENEWAL OF YOUR MIND. Once I accepted Christ, I was made new. He took my heart of stone and turned it to a heart of flesh so that I may live through Him. To grow in Him so that I can DISCERN the WILL OF GOD, what is GOOD, ACCEPTABLE, and PERFECT. Yet, there is still pressure. 

There is this pressure I get when I am expected to do what everyone else is doing. Even though, God called me to do something that seems impossible (like going to Berlin), I start to question my worth to Him. I started to ask God questions like "who am I?" or "who am I suppose to be?"  It is a battle in my mind because apart of me wants to give up. It feels like everything, including time, is passing me by. All of my friends are getting married, starting families, and moving out of state. But, I am still waiting for the day I get to go to Berlin. I start to question my worth because it feels like nothing is moving. 

God reminds me in 1Peter 2:9 "But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." God tells me I am CHOSEN, ROYAL, and HOLY. He chose me and I am precious in his sight. I am royal because He is The King. I am holy because He is Holy (1 Peter 1:16.) It always amazes me that I belong to the Almighty God. And the greatest thing is His Word tells me not to care about what people do, say, or think of me. To always have my eyes focused on him when I seem to doubt myself. God has a specific plan for me and it is all in His timing. If He wants me to wait on Him to say move, then I'll wait. But I should never forget that I am the daughter of the MOST HIGH GOD, THE KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS and with Him, I am a CONQUEROR!

Do not forget who you are because God never forgets who you are!

Grace Be With You!