We've all experienced the crippling isolation of insecurities. These reveal an inability to believe or trust certain aspects of God's character. Project Identity was created to spur on a lifelong pursuit of the Lord and--as a direct result--an understanding of our own identities as daughters of God. This project is so important to us not because we have it all figured out, nor because we are fully free from our own insecurities, but because the Bible calls us to grow in Christ within the context of a community of believers. Project Identity isn't meant to change our semester; it's meant to equip us with the spiritual tools to change our lives. If kept to ourselves, insecurities will only worsen and end up draining us of the effectiveness we are meant to have in the kingdom of God. Instead, we must amputate the deadweight of insecurities through constant prayer, daily immersion in Scripture, and the support, exhortation, and accountability of other Christians. In Christ we are a new creation. Join us as we grasp ahold of that identity which reflects our Savior, not ourselves. The journey of Project Identity began with a search for what is hindering our every day lives. Each girl was prompted to find the fears and insecurities that sway their actions and control their identity. Through much reflection, talking, and sometimes tears, we each discovered weeds that have taken root in our hearts. These things are lies that, because they have been a part of our lives so long, we had begun to take them as truth.
As crucial as this reflection is, the most important part is that we don't stay stuck in the realization of our weaknesses, but take steps toward claiming our identity as Christian women. "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery" (Galatians 5:1 NIV). This project was never meant to be a solution, or "put a band-aid" on the very real pain we have experienced. But, through fighting for confidence, searching scripture and supporting our sisters, there is healing to be found. We believe that Christ redeems us and creates not just a "better version of ourselves," but an entirely new creation, an identity that comes with a big purpose. And for that, we rejoice greatly.