#6: Identity Explained

July 10, 2022
Pastor Kenneth Price
Lauren Doorlag

We are looking at the summer of 2022, assessing our rhythms, and looking to address areas where we made need to press the 'pause' button. Where we need to stop and say, "Jesus, I need you in this space." This podcast is a call to the heart of our people to say "how can we be more intentional?" It's through rhythms and practices that we want to encourage you to follow Jesus's heart in a way you haven't before. And ultimately to live a more intentional and Christ-filled life.

Moments To Remember

  • Definition of identity: Identity encompasses the memories, experiences, relationships, and values that create one’s sense of self. This amalgamation creates a steady sense of who one is over time even as  new facets are developed and incorporated into one’s identity.

  • “[Identity] has to start with ‘who has God created me to be?’, not who has the world told me I am.” -Lauren

  • “When I really set aside my identity and who I think I was meant to be, and embrace God’s rhythms for my life with open hands and an open heart, it’s living into something that is so much more selfless, so much more humble, so much more curious about the world, so much more willing to embrace other people and to see them for who they were created to be.” -Kenneth
  • “When you have nothing to give, you [still] have all the value in the world.” -Lauren, speaking to what the Lord told her

  • “When you hit that moment [of breaking through that wall], your identity starts to form in a new direction and you start to see the redeeming of past hurts.” -Kenneth

  • “It is so much easier to wipe away any of the negative inputs when I get back to the name that God has called me, and the character that He has called out in me.” -Kenneth

  • “Recognize that you have inherent value as a child of God—and realize not living in [that Truth] means we don’t get to say yes to all that God has for us.” -Lauren



  • Psalm 139
  • Romans 8:1


  • “Your voice becomes the conscience of your child.”

  • “The dark night of the soul.” -St. John of the Cross (as read about in Emotionally Healthy Discipleship by Pete Scazzero)

  • “We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can, namely surrender our will and fulfill God’s will in us.” -St. Teresa of Avila

  • “My identity does not begin when I begin to understand myself. There is something previous to what I think of myself, and it is what God thinks of me.” -Eugene Peterson



  • Hooked on a Feeling by Blue Swede

Other Info

Four Identity Inputs

  1. Familial
  2. Cultural
  3. Personal
  4. Professional

Fruits of the Spirit

  • love
  • joy
  • peace
  • patience
  • kindness
  • goodness
  • faithfullness
  • gentleness
  • self-control

Works of the Flesh

  • sexual immorality
  • impurity
  • sensuality
  • idolatry
  • sorcery
  • enmity
  • strife
  • jealousy
  • fits of anger
  • rivalries
  • dissensions
  • divisions
  • envy
  • drunkenness

Movie: Inside Out

Practical Steps

  1. Look up the promises of God and put them everywhere
  2. Compare the Fruits of the Spirit to the works of the flesh
  3. Take every thought captive
  4. Explore your Family of Origin in our Intentional Impact Growth Guide

Kintsugi — golden joinery that finds value in brokenness

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