Flashlight, internally focused,
more questions than answers.
The more earnest the search,
the blurrier vision becomes.
Turned to seek through others
self-quizzes, fragments of behavior.
Strengths, categories, labels both despised
and grasped, white-knuckled,
to the tattered capes of temperament.
continued revision, reassurance, reaction-
wild, cold initial pride,
buoyed on emptiness.
Key component missing.
Need to rest on who Jesus declares me to be,
when I look to Him.
All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. NLT(1 Corinthians 13:12b).