Have you wondered who you really are?
I have often wondered who I am. What defines me? What is the center of my being? Through the years I have attempted to identify myself through different means.
When I was much younger I wanted to be like my dad. As the firstborn son, I imitated what he did and said. Sometimes my mom (and now my wife) will tell me, after I say something, “That sounds like your dad.” So I looked to my dad and my family name to figure out who I was.
In high school, my classmates and I often identified ourselves by our school name and/or mascot. When we cheered at sporting events or wore our band uniforms, we said our collective name by the location we were from and school we attended.
From time to time, I thought about who I was in light of what I did, for example: how my grades were in school, or what I did for part-time jobs. It was really easy to rate myself according to how others saw me, and it was difficult for me to say no things, because I wanted to please other people. But that did not result in lasting fulfillment.
How do we identify ourselves here, today? We could easily use some labels.
Do we see ourselves by our nationality: Americans, Polish, South African, etc.? It is easy to use these labels when describing ourselves or others, isn’t it?
Do we look at ourselves through our daily work? Our occupation?
How Does God Define You?
But let’s think for a moment: have you ever wondered how God defines you? How does your heavenly Father see you? What is His perspective of who we are? As we look at the Biblical story, what does God reveal to us about our true identity in Christ? Continue Reading…