How Do I Know Who I Am?

How Do I Know Who I Am?

We all need a stable identity. The question, “Who am I?”, even if it can’t be ultimately answered in life, must be able to sink into fertile soil. We need a name. This is, in almost everyway, the fundamental battleground of our entire life.

What makes it a battle? Because, in the end, there is a right and wrong identity for each one of us. There is the right answer and a bunch of wrong answers to, “Who am I?” And in every age, the cultural moment presents a path for how to approach the quest for these answers, how to go about finding one’s name. In the same way, Jesus presents us with a way, a path. Please take half an hour and listen to Tim Keller lay out the difference – he does a fantastic job.


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Joey McCoy

Joey McCoy

Joey McCoy is the Assistant Director of i.d.9:16. He graduated from medical school in 2017, but felt Jesus pull him out of medicine to do full-time ministry. Joey's passion is to help people discover and embrace the most authentic ways of being "a people of God on the move" and how to live the way of life of Jesus in myriad contexts. Additionally, Joey is married, a father and enjoys the ocean, Michigan football, used bookstores and hunting for the finest espresso
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One thought on “How Do I Know Who I Am?

  1. nancyv
    on said:

    What a great weaving of thought and being. Thank you for sharing! I am 57 yo and laughed heartily at his telling of how at 20, we thought our 15 yo self was idiotic, etc… It’s true! I keep discovering that I didn’t “know anything until, like, yesterday”. Good post for all!

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