Let Go of Who You Are
No one else can take responsibility for your life, your purpose, or your destiny other than you.
Dr. Cindy Trimm
Becoming who you want to be requires you to do one thing: let go of who you are today. You will never embrace your designed destiny until you let go of who you are today.
We all have an identity that we have assumed in our life. This identity helps us to navigate our world. But identity is also tied to the your beliefs and the decisions that you make.
the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.
How we identify ourselves shows up in our life as our current circumstance. What you believe about yourself will manifest itself in your decisions.
In yesterday's post I talked about the difficult walk of integrity and being sure of who you are. When you know who you are and understand yourself, you make intentional decisions about your life.
I hate to say it, but most of us are sleep-walking through our life. We have put our decisions on auto-pilot. We don't even THINK about what we are choosing.
Your destiny is tied to your DECISIONS.
And making decisions that will bring you closer to your divine destiny and a place of peace requires you to shift your mindset. That shift begins by letting go of who you are.
What do I mean by this?
I ask you this question: how do you KNOW who you are? Where did you get your identity? Who told you who you are? What did they tell you?
Many of us are subconsciously living out a script that was written into our mental programming as a child. Our parents, teachers, friends, and peers all had a role in what we eventually chose to believe about ourselves. Our culture and faith also plays a role in the identity that we assume as adults.
In the controversial criminology topic called victim facilitation, criminologists argue that certain people are more susceptible to becoming victims of crime based upon their own behaviors and mental models. In other words, what you believe about your environment and your own ability to survive will influence how you respond in a situation where you may potentially become a victim. This theory has been inconsistently validated by criminal predators that admit to "choosing" their victim. One major component of learning self-defense tactics is adopting a "survivor" mentality.
How does this relate to "letting go of who you are"? I say that we are all "victims" of the mental tapes playing in our heads since childhood.
Some of us were taught some really good things about who we are. But not all of it was good. Learning to Love Your Unique will require you to examine the thoughts that are keeping your life stuck in a negative and unhealthy pattern.
It is time for you to let go of your assumed identity and get down to the core of your true identity. You do this by examining the mental tapes playing in your head.
What have you been told that you keep repeating to yourself about yourself?
I am here to tell you that some of those people in your past were WRONG! They said things about you that were absolutely NOT TRUE.
Your job is to discover the TRUTH of who you are. But this requires you to let go of who you are at this very moment.
Letting go of who you are is scary. For a space of time you may be confused. You may already be in the middle of that journey. Be be courageous. Boldly examine your beliefs. Listen to your heart whispers.
The most important thing of all is what you say about YOU.
And I say to that "You are awesome."
Go boldly into this journey to discover the real you - the Unique You.
And know that I am cheering for you!