This world throws a lot at us! It tells us how to dress, how to think, and who to be. Ultimately none of that matters, we are only in this world for a brief time as noted in James 4:13-17:
13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
We are a mist, a vapor, something which isn’t meant long for this world, even though we look at people who have reached 100 years old, but how much time is that truly in comparison to Eternity? So do you want to spend your time trying to come up with what you or the world want do or would you rather truly ask God “Who am I?” and see who he wants you to be and how to live out this short time?
Micah 6:8 tells us:
8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Two artists have written great songs about who we are in Christ, not who we are in the eyes of another, but to the One who matters the most to everything we do, Christ.