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Finding Out Who You Are Will Make You a Better Christian

I think if we spent more time discovering what we believe and why, who God is and what that means for us, we’d be a lot more likeable as Christians.

Here’s why:

If we knew ourselves better it would …

1. Make us less defensive

If we felt confident in what we believe, and secure in it, I think we’d feel less fear of being wrong and, therefore, less pressure to convince other people of our rightness.

2. Help others come into their own

Security and confidence is contagious, and it results in peace. If we can figure out who we are and come to peace with that, we’ll spread peace to everyone who comes in contact with us.

3. Make us easier to connect to

When we know and are confident in who we are, we’re able to be vulnerable with each other without feeling like we’re losing something in the process.

The Christian stereotypes aren’t always favorable, but they’re also not permanent. By discovering who we are as individuals, what we believe and where we stand, we’re able to truly love people from a place of security, instead of out of a place of needing to be right.

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With over a dozen years of local church ministry Justin has spent the last several years starting business' and ministries that partner with pastors and churches to advance the Kingdom. He is the founder of Helpstaff.me (now Vanderbloemen Search), Oaks School of Leadership, and MinistryCoach.tv all while staying involved in the local church. Justin is obsessed with connecting people to people and lives his life daily to make the world a smaller place. He now serves as a consultant in the area of strategic relations predominately working with the Assemblies of God, helping to build bridges with people and ministries to more effectively reach more people. He blogs regularly about what he has learned from making connection at www.justinlathrop.com.