The first three things in Adam's life were his identity (Genesis 2:7), his home (Genesis 2:8-14) and then his job (Genesis 2:15). The reason for this is as follows: Identity in God defines oneself, God supplies needs more than abundantly, and Adam received his home before his job, so that he wouldn't believe he gained his home from his job.

How many of us find our identity in what we own, or what we've done, and not in whose we are? Identity is the key to defining life-purpose, and knowing you are a child of God is the ultimate identity.