Your real authentic self is your best self, but we live in a world that pressures us to be everything other than who we really are. Too many people live their lives by virtue of a “false self” that covers our uniqueness. This is why genuine self-understanding revitalizes our spiritual life and leads us to fulfillment of our God-given destiny and vocation.”
“Grant, Lord, that I may know myself that I may know thee.”
Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But Christians throughout the ages have agreed that there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of the self. Discerning your true self is inextricably related to discerning God’s purposes for you. Paradoxically, the more you become like Christ, the more you become authentically yourself.