Who Are You Really?

Posted: January 4, 2023 in Uncategorized

If you ask me who I am, my temptation is to tell you I am a pastor or an artist. To be clear, both of those things are true, but there’s a problem. What happens if I can’t do those things anymore? I’m watching someone I love, losing a lot of things right now because of a health condition. Many of the things that make him, “who he is” are fading away, and this is part of what has triggered this line of thinking. If my identity comes from what I can do, or even do well, if I somehow lose those abilities, who am I? That can be a difficult, dangerous place to be. Identity is about more than that and knowing who you are is of supreme importance. In Jesus, you and I gain something else, something m ore important, an identity that no one and nothing can take away.

John 1:12 says, “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—”

In Christ, you are a child of God. So make the most of your gifts and talents and use them for all you’re worth, but understand, above and beyond all of that, you are a child of God and that is what is most important. Who are you really? Over and above everything else, you are a child of God and that, my friend, will last forever.

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