There is SO MUCH information coming at you today from so many different sources that you had best be certain you are grounded in what you believe and that you know who you are. In fact, if you are not stable in knowing who you are, then you will find yourself morphing into things you will later detest. Certainly, we all need to continue growing and learning, yet your growth as a person will be built around some core or upon some foundation. If that foundation is not proper and if it is not fortified, then the winds of information and change will blow you over and you will be crushed in the rubble. The foundational meanings of our very existence are in question today. Many individuals are struggling and so is America as a Nation. No amount of attention to the healthcare debate or any needed reform there will be able to help us if we do not first know who we are. America needs to be certain of her foundational identity, particularly given the position we have as the leader of the free world. What we have now are IDENTITY CRISES.
Your identity is that sameness which characterizes who you are. An Identity Crisis is that psychological description of when there is confusion about your social role, potentially even impacting your personality. Applied to an institution or organization, it is confusion about the nature and/or direction of the group. America is certainly experiencing a time of confusion. We have forgotten our history, though vestiges of our DNA remain. Until and unless we better acknowledge who we are as a Nation, we are doomed to fail or at least falter in confusion. Crisis will be followed by crisis until the crises overwhelm us.
As noted in my 09-15-09 Blog, “Academic CORRUPTION,” the educational Institutions in our Country are formative players in determining the direction of each generation. If there is confusion and/or corruption in the Universities, then this will most certainly spread throughout the rest of the society. This is what we are experiencing today. Many of the radical ideas accepted and even promoted on our college and university campuses have found their way into the mainstream of society and are now even being promoted in the most powerful and influential positions of the government. The answer is not to censor the information, though there must be guidelines for public consumption; the answer is to openly debate all of the issues with mutual respect and civility and come to better understand our own DNA
In my upcoming book, I will address this further under Lesson #4 (also tabbed above): “Fortify Foundations” as well as under Lesson #8: “Unify Diversity.” If we understand and apply all of the Top Ten Lessons to be learned, we can avoid many tragedies, such as the one that impacted us all on 04-16-07. We could also avoid many tragedies like those I have experienced since that horrific day (I illustrate this through detailing 10 stages of my tragedy in the book). We must know who we are. We must be certain of our identity.
Friend, if you personally want to know who you are, then you must first come to know GOD. You may wonder why that is necessary. Your Creator made you with a purpose and oversaw the intricate weaving together of your DNA. Consider Psalm 139:13-16:
“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret . . . Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.”
Be certain that you know your Creator, Jesus Christ; you will then avoid every Crises of Identity!