More than ever our culture is obsessed with “finding yourself” and “being yourself,” but at the same time, lies about who we should be and who we’ll never be are more rampant than ever. How do we know what our identity truly is?
We sat down with Lauren Daigle and learned why the subject of identity is so important to her. Her song “You Say” is full of truth about who God says we are so we asked how she learned to believe these truths for herself and what she thinks of our culture’s identity crisis.
“Do I think we’re in an identity crisis? I do, personally, because there’s so much vying for our attention, vying for our affection… We can’t spend a moment without staying connected… be present without something distracting us. This is something I’ve, honestly, gotta work on. I have made distraction my normal…
This morning I sat still… I’ gonna just practice being still… just kept things really simple. I think that’s what this song for me was. It’s going back to the basics. It’s about going back to remembering, “Ok, God, what do you say about me?” … When I’m dealing with a world of distraction in my thought life, in my physical life, around me, emotionally, whenever those things are happening, what are the basics that I can go back to that are fundamental?” – Lauren Daigle