Made For More: An Invitation to Live Imago Dei
Many women today suffer from a kind of "identity myopia." We often define ourselves by the details of our lives-our race, our gender, our body size, or our careers. And as we become fixated on these things, as they...
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Many women today suffer from a kind of "identity myopia." We often define ourselves by the details of our lives-our race, our gender, our body size, or our careers. And as we become fixated on these things, as they become the only things we can see clearly, we develop a nearsightedness of the soul and the very way we think of ourselves and others shrinks to a small clouded sphere; and we quickly loose our ability to understand ourselves, other people, and even God Himself.
By finding identity primarily in the things that define us personally, we have removed God from the central place in our lives and our distinctives have become God to us. When we do this, our transcendent, magnificent, indefinable, God is reduced to boxes and categories and safe, comfortable paradigms. We shape Him in our own likeness and define His personhood after our own. But we've forgotten something. We've forgotten that the most fundamental thing about us isn't our race or our age or even our gender; the most fundamental thing about all of us is that we are made in God's image, that our ultimate identity is to reflect and represent Him on this earth.
This book is a call to recover that grand vision of identity-to remember that your deepest sense of self comes from being made in God's image and that everything about you flows from Him and through Him and unto Him. It is an invitation to discover how His nature shapes your own and to re-imagine, not simply what it means to be a woman, but what it means to be a person destined to reflect His glory.