Quizzes = Identity?

If you have a Facebook, I’m sure you’ve seen those silly quizzes… you know, the ones that say something along the lines of “We can guess your exact age and height based on your breakfast preferences!” And I’m sure if you’ve seen them, you can’t help but click on them… maybe out of curiosity, maybe because you want to laugh at how wrong they are… but you can’t help but click them.

The other day, I saw one that said “We can guess what percent introvert and extrovert you are based on your McDonalds order.” So naturally, I took the quiz. After clicking that I wanted a quarter pounder with cheese, fries, a soda, and a McFlurry to finish… the quiz told me I was 95% introvert, 5% extrovert.

Now, if you know me at all… you know that is COMPLETELY inaccurate. I am more like… 150% extrovert, -50% introvert. I laughed and told my friends I’d been living my life completely wrong. I’d been an introvert all along and didn’t even know it!

If someone asks me to tell them about myself, I’d first share about my family and occupation, but then I’d say “I’m an extreme extrovert, I’m a people person, I love building relationships, and I HATE being alone for more than 5 minutes! I’m pretty instinctive and impulsive… and I am always down for a spontaneous road trip”

My extroversion and adventurous nature make up a substantial part of my personality, so I consider it to be a HUGE part of my identity. Identity is a very interesting thing, isn’t it? When someone asks you about yourself, is it sinful to talk about your family, your personality, or your job? No, of course not. But where does your identity really lie? How are you truly defined? 1 John 1:12 describes us as children of God, Romans 15:7 describes us as accepted, Romans 8:2 describes us as free, Ephesians 2:10 describes us as God’s workmanship, Isaiah 53:5 describes us as healed, 2 Corinthians 5:17 describes us as a new creation, Romans 8:17 tells us we are co-heir(esses) with Christ… the list goes on and on! We are daughters of the King! Let’s wear those titles with excitement!

Next time someone asks us about ourselves, we could do what most people would do and talk all about “us.” And that’s okay… it’s answering the question… but wouldn’t it be so cool to take it as an opportunity to brag on God? We’re called to share all about Him, and the best part about us by far is the fact that our identity lies in Him, Amen?!  After all… John 3:30 states that “He must become greater, and [we] must become less.”

Erin Culleny serves as a Marketing Assistant and Staff Writer. She loves encouraging women through her Victory Calls and finds such joy in praying for her sisters in Christ. Her favorite activities include reading her Bible, encouraging others with scripture, buying new dresses, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory… In that order!

 

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