I must admit...when I look back on my life...at the days when I tried to be someone else because I had no idea who I was...I shudder to think about the reality I could have created for myself had God not thwarted my plans.
It causes me to pause in gratitude.
We all are mysteries. Goodness...I think we are constantly discovering more about who we really are and will probably do so forever. My self-discovery goes hand-in-hand with my God-discovery. The more I experience His essence, the more my true self is handed to me. The difference is...I'm more honest, more real...and thus more my "own".