Session 5.1

Session 5: Understanding Identity

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!

Psalm 127:3-5

Who do you think you are?

How can we help kids find answers about who they were made to be?

Take Aim Questions

Take some time to journal and process the questions below, they’ll help you apply parenting principles that will set you up for success.

Delighting in a child’s gifts and talents encourages the child. How have you affirmed these things in your child or stepchild?

Do you feel like your children are secure and confident in who they are?

In what ways have you seen your child struggle with his/her identity?

Do you pray for and with your children often?

Would you feel confident in leading your child to faith in Christ?

The Need To Know

Custom-made.

  •   Our unconditional love and acceptance unleashes kids’ courage to embrace (rather than reject) who God handcrafted them to be: their unique expression of His image.
  •   “Our identity is under attack. It started when Satan came to Eve and suggested that maybe she shouldn’t be satisfied with the way she was created.” – Barbara Rainey
  •   Expect a learning curve with each child as their particular interests and personalities unfold and we learn to nurture those.
  •   Despite our drastic differences, who we are is rooted in our relationship with God. He tells us the truth about who we are and why we exist.