Affinity is defined as a similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship, especially a resemblance in structure.
Identity is defined as a close similarity or affinity.
I’ve been perplexed about my identity. I hear the term often. I’ve even recognized false identities that I’ve lived in. So, I know who I am not.
My true identity is what I’d like to determine.
When I found the definition of affinity, the words “resemblance in structure” struck me.
Structure is defined as the arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex.
All three words have a common theme: a close relationship with something or someone who is similar to you.
Peter Scazzero, in his book “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality,” states that God is “an emotional being who feels.”
Peter Scazzero illustrates a few of God’s feelings as delighted, angry, loving, compassionate, sorrowful, distressed, and joyful.
God, in His Book, illustrates that we are created in His image.
If we add up these definitions, ideas, and statements, the answer seems to be that my relationship with my emotional Creator, when close, is my identity.
I am God’s emotional, structured creation whom He desires to spend time with.
When I draw near to Him, He shows me my true identity. In Him.