More than ever our culture is obsessed with “finding yourself” and “being yourself,” but at the same time, lies about who we should be and who we’ll never be are more rampant than ever. How do we know what our identity truly is?

We sat down with Lauren Daigle and learned why the subject of identity is so important to her. Her song “You Say” is full of truth about who God says we are so we asked how she learned to believe these truths for herself and what she thinks of our culture’s identity crisis.

 

Lauren says, “Do I think we’re in an identity crisis? I do, personally, because there’s so much vying for our attention, vying for our affection… We can’t spend a moment without staying connected… be present without something distracting us. This is something I’ve, honestly, gotta work on. I have made distraction my normal…

This morning I sat still… I’ gonna just practice being still… just kept things really simple. I think that’s what this song for me was. It’s going back to the basics. It’s about going back to remembering, “Ok, God, what do you say about me?” … When I’m dealing with a world of distraction in my thought life, in my physical life, around me, emotionally, whenever those things are happening, what are the basics that I can go back to that are fundamental?”

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After going through this series, you’ll be able to know for sure who you are, why you’re here, and how your identity in Christ changes everything.

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Emily Jean Osburn
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Emily Jean Osburn

I’m so excited to see what God has to show us in this new series!

CarrieAnn Childers-Baumgarten
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CarrieAnn Childers-Baumgarten

Awesome!! I shared with 4 sisters in Christ this morning!!

Rebecca (Rebie) Ikes
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Thanks for sharing, CarrieAnn! I hope this encourages you and your friends as much as it’s encouraging me. 🙂

Laura Picard
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Laura Picard

Amazing choice of topics for this. I know who God says we are and I try to take the time to tell everyone all day including myself. Keep up the good work . Blessings like rain to all of you

Rebecca (Rebie) Ikes
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We all need reminded!! Glad you’re part of the study. 🙂

Richard
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Richard

Fantastic I look forward to the discussion and finding my identity thru God

oynotc
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Great discussion.

Stetson
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Upon asking God what is His identity for me : the answer always comes back …look to Me , walk with Me and wait upon Me. After multiple times of praying the same question to Him it appears I need work on the waiting upon Me .

Rebecca (Rebie) Ikes
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Easier said than done, but truly so important!! I’m with ya.

B Webb
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B Webb

Waiting on God is a concept that totally changed my walk with Jesus. My sister and I read a devotional by Andrew Murray called Waiting on God. We read a portion several times and then talked about it. Learning to wait has changed us so much!
We are both calmer, less anxious, and less stressed by circumstances. We are still growing in this practice.

Kate
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I mentor high school students both through my youth group and with my interns. I cannot tell you how many times I see that identity being warped by social media. As a photographer, I try to balance my posts with lifting up my clients and my interns with positivity and hope when I feature them on my IG page. I hope the focus is less on the perfect looking photo and more on who they are as a person. I’m developing a program called Perspectives that incorporates photography, mentoring and group socials to focus on true identity and help foster… Read more »

Joy Summers
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Wow Kate! Way to step up and develop a program to help foster more genuine connections. Proud of you for leaning into that!

Rebecca (Rebie) Ikes
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That’s awesome!

Karla Koerner
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Karla Koerner

This was a great discussion. It would be great if just once a day you could just disconnect from all of the technology and maybe reach into your inner child. Good advise

Tena
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Tena

Idenity is something I heard many struggling with. They see themselves through what they think others believe about them… parental comments, comments from friends and family, coworkers and church memebers. My prayer is that we can see through God’s Word who He says we are and then believe Him as Lauren’s song reminds us.

Joy Summers
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So grateful you love Lauren’s song and the message in it too!

Kristina Herrera
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Kristina Herrera

When did this start and how can I access the other ones?

Joy Summers
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Hi Kristina! This is actually the first video. If you sign up just above this conversation then you will get each video in your email daily. This is a 3 week series. So glad you are liking it!

Christian
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1 John 2 is talking about if we are true believers we will follow the commands of God and we will love our brothers and sisters. In verses 15-17 it tells us that if we love the things of this world love for the Father is not in us. It goes on to say that lust and pride come from the world and the things of this world will pass away. Like they talked about with Lauren, don’t be distracted by the things of this world (money, recognition, fame, attention…), keep your eyes fixed on God and the prize which… Read more »

Julia
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Julia

Just started last night!! So looking forward to this !!

Tammy Jackson
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Tammy Jackson

God loves all his children he gave his only son for us when we hurt one of his children we hurt God. Jesus came to earth and loved and talked to those others shamed We all have our personal battles with sin and through God’s great love and amazing grace we break those chains. To avoid or treat others like they.are untouchable and dirty makes us sinners again Jesus said to love and through love we can teach others to love God like true brothers and sisters in Christ we are We are to be fishers of men not just… Read more »

Melinda Bylsma
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Melinda Bylsma

My son is struggling with knowing his identity. He feels he doesn’t fit in… he’s different… he’s not masculine enough or man enough so he thinks it might be better to be a girl…. he’s 19…. what do I say to him tohelp him see he’s just who God created him to be a child of God.?

Melanie A. Miller
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Melanie A. Miller

wow Melinda I will pray for your son! At a time in his life where he shouldn’t be worrying about what others think about him or his image, it sounds like it is weighing heavy. I have been struggling with the same type of thing that I fear what others are thinking or saying about me. He is so young and should be enjoying life and yes if you try to remind him that being masculine doesn’t make a man, being a man of God does. God can help your son and someone like me learn to Not worry about… Read more »

Melanie A. Miller
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Melanie A. Miller

This is the type of distraction I need in my life right now! I need to know what God says about me! That song You Say has helped me at the same time when I hear it I break down! I need to learn to trust in Him completely and not take it back! I have become so full of worry and anxiety it has crippled me. I know I can do all things through Him and I am excited to be on this journey here at Waynation
God bless

LA Macli
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There is definitely nothing wrong with a 40 year old looking sexy or posing. We ain’t dead. Lol.