When You Don’t Know Who You Are

Used by Permission - Clay Thomas Photography

Used by Permission – Clay Thomas Photography

A barrage of voices shout at me.

“You just aren’t made for this.”

“You’re better at that.”

“I don’t know if you’re called to this.”

“Here is a list of things you need to change about yourself to fit here.”

“This just isn’t your gift set.”

I wasn’t sure what to do with all of these voices. They came out of nowhere, and it seemed that the rest of my life had spoken differently.

“You were made for this.”

“This is your calling.”

“God has called you and equipped you for this.”

When my last paid ministry position ended because I was “no longer a good fit,” I found myself battling more than just hurt and anger, but questioning who I was. The irony stung, as I had spent the previous year leading our women through an entire series on identity. I thought I knew.