“No one is more influential in your life than you are, because no one talks to you more than you do. Whether you realise it or not, you are in an unending conversation with yourself, and the things you say to you about you are formative of the way that you live.
Smack-dab in the middle of your internal conversation is what you tell yourself about your identity. Human beings are always assigning to themselves some kind of identity.
There are only two places to look. Either you will be getting your identity vertically, from who you are in Christ, or you will be shopping for it horizontally in the situations, experiences, and relationships of your daily life.”
Dangerous Calling by Paul David Tripp Page 21-22 (Published by: IVP,2012, ISBN: 9781844746026)