Shari Hall- A Passion for Recovery & Restoration

As I begin to write this post, I am answering a list of questions to cover the topic at hand. The

first question is "who are you?" This is a difficult question to answer. The typical answer we give is about what title I hold in society. But is that who I am?

Who I am is the daughter of a King! I am a Child of God, Saint and Citizen of Heaven, justified, redeemed and forgiven; complete in Christ. I am His workmanship, free from condemnation and chosen and appointed to bear good fruit. But if you want to know what I do with my time, I'm the Restoration Pastor at Real Life on the Palouse in Moscow, Idaho. Probably by my answer to the first question, you will be able to guess the answer to the second question of “what are you most passionate about,”the answer is, to see people and understand who they truly are. ‘Who am I?’ and ‘what do I do?’ are interrelated questions for me, but they are also very different questions. When teaching on our identity, The Church often does a good job of explaining who I am in Christ. I just gave you a sampling of the many facets of who I am in Christ. This is true of all of God’s children and it is very important to know these truths. But not so often do we discuss the question ‘what is my personal identity?’ How am I different than you in my gifting and therefore in my purpose. Sometimes through school or life experiences we may stumble upon our purpose. But to believe that God has designed me specifically for a purpose with unique giftings is less discussed. I came across my purpose by life experiences and yet I see the hand of God directing me and shaping me from my teenage years. From the beginning of my Christian walk I can see that I was shaped as a discipler.