It starts with God

God is sovereign, … he holds all things in his hand– Every living soul, yes, every breathing creature? Job 12:9-10

Attention to God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life. Romans 8:6

Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. Matthew 16:25

God’s wisdom is something mysterious that goes deep into the interior of his purposes. You don’t find it lying around on the surface. It’s not the latest message, but more like the oldest–what God determined as the way to bring out his best in us, long before we ever arrived on the scene. 1 Corinthians 2:7

It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living. Ephesians 1:11