We are constantly trying to find ourselves


Look for pieces of who we are in other people


Find reflections in broken mirrors hoping they will give us whole perceptions


Trace back through our pasts and see if we left ourselves there




We are constantly trying to find ourselves


In places we never were to begin with


In the names we’ve been called the busyness we drown ourselves in




Our identity is not given to us by people


Who are still searching for who they are


Our identity is not found in a world that attempts to shatter any foundation


of truly knowing ourselves


Our identity, inherited by a grace ordained to us


by the one who molded each of our frames in his hands




Our identity is not solely in what we do


Or what we say, it is engrained in who we are


And who we are becoming


And who we are is His




An Identity instilled upon us before this world could touch us


Who we are is worthy, precious, valued, and loved unconditionally




Orchestrated with a certain grace that lingers in your namesake


You are so much more than this world will tell you




We are constantly trying to find ourselves in all the wrong places


Find our identity in hands that did not create us




Aimlessly searching to find ourselves


while He stands in the center of our whirlwind journey


with a frame held up to his face and waits


just waits


Until we stop,


See His reflection


and notice our own painted there too



Your name is daughter, wonderful, adored, necessary and purposed


This place will try to tell you, everything you are not


it is your job to be all of that and more


Remind them, that power is in knowing who you are


and who you are dear one,


is His


unmistakably His




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About the Author :

Originally from Northern California, attending Azusa Pacific University Arielle has been captivated by the SoCal sun. She loves a good cup of coffee and conversation that ignites. In her spare time she writes poetry for the soul as a ministry and performs it on little sanctuary like stages for healing. Check out her website: Chroniclesofalioness.com