Trying to find our identity One of the reasons why we are chasing the things of the world is that we are looking for a strong identity. We want to know we matter and that we are unique. We all need to know why our life counts and what sets us apart, since life is short and there are a lot of us on this planet. It’s easy to have an identity crisis because we build our identity on things that move – things that aren’t dependable or constant. If we truly want to see ourselves the way that God sees us we have to take a step back and allow the Holy Spirit to strip us down from the self we have built up and let God build us back up in to the person that he has created us to be, just as he did with David. The identity we are chasing will fail us again and again, but the identity that God gives, if we will grasp it, is substantial and changes everything.