Oprah and other countless self-help gurus say that all you need to do is to "follow your heart" or "find your true self." However, once you know what is truly essential about yourself, you can have a confidence, freedom, and clarity of purpose that the world cannot give. And that true knowledge is at once less and more than what you are hoping for.
With trademark humor and no nonsense practicality, Rachel Jankovic explains the fake story of the Self, starting with the inventions of a supremely ugly man named Sartre (rhymes with "blart"). And we--men and women, young and old--have bought his lie of the Best Self, with terrible results.
However there is another story, one capable of handling the nitty-gritty details of everyday life. Instead of looking inward to try to find our real self, we need to look towards God, the One who has made us and given us an identity by adopting us as His children. We do not need to find ourselves, because He has found us. We do not need to go above and beyond the call of duty; we simply need to be obedient. The question is not "Who am I?" but "Who has He made me to be?"
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