I'm going to invent a new word: lucidentity.
It's a contraction of "lucid" and "identity."
I was driving my kids to the pool today when I saw the license plate of the car in front of me: "LUCID." Certain words "pop" for me, and "lucid" is one of them:
"Clear understanding and perception."
"Evident, clear, understandable."
The title of the new book about calling and identity I'm working on will likely be called, "Shimmer." This idea of "lucidentity" ... of possessing a clear, top-of-mind, and radiant view of ourselves is second to none for me. With luminous clarity, I want each of my friends to be able to say, "I know with greater clarity the indispensable role I play in God's Story than I did last year."
Dan Allender, in his book, "To Be Told," offers this intriguing question:
What about God am I most uniquely suited to reveal to others?
Lucidentity: In other words, you are awake to the "why." You may not yet know the "how" but that's God's bailiwick. Trust him for the "how." Ask him to give you greater lucidentity as you discover what God is trying to reveal to others through the unique splendor of your life.
Podcast: Calling Series: THE GLORY OF YOUR LIFE, with special guest, Gary Barkalow - author of It's Your Call.