Have you seen the latest bombardment on social media of quizzes? They lure you in to find out Which Friends CharacterAare You? Which Downton Abbey Character Are You? What State Do You Actually Belong? What Disney Princess Are You? And they even have What Age Are You, Really? All of these quizzes come from Buzzfeed and they have an endless supply of quizzes you can take to find out Who, What, and Which to just about anything… which suck your time away and truly tell you nothing.
Why do we take these quizzes? Is it just for kicks? Are we that bored with life? Or do we get some boost in our ego if the Friends quiz tells us we’re the popular Rachel (ie. Jennifer Aniston)? What happens when a quiz tells us we should live in Iowa instead of North Carolina? Do we suddenly feel the need to relocate?
Identity is a huge issue we all face but few actually talk about. We all want to know who we are and what are we going to be when we grow up. Where should we live? The list of questions goes on and on; however, the answers aren’t found in quizzes on Buzzfeed or in magazines that line the grocery store shopping aisles. The source of truth is Truth Himself [John 14:6]. While Buzzfeed will change their quizzes to reflect the trend of the day, the truth found in the Word of God never changes. It is the same yesterday, today and forever [Hebrews 13:8].
If you really want to know who you are, why not start with the only constant in life. See what the Creator has to say about who you are and what your purpose is? Start with Psalm 139 or Ephesians 1 and be blessed!
Just for kicks:
- I’m Sybil on Downton Abbey.
- I’m Rachel on Friends.
- I should live in Mississippi.
- I’m Mulan.
- I’m 35 years old.