When someone asks you the question, “Who are you?”, what do you reply? Most say, I am a housewife…psychiatrist(fill in your profession)…father.
Sometimes a role we play in life can become our main identity. Our world then actually revolves around this part of our life. … and this can make us feel pretty good about ourselves.
Super mom …world’s best dad… successful career person …accomplished musician … popular pastor…well-known writer…politician…beloved teacher…computer whiz…
These can all be good roles to play—or, they can hinder our growth and even lead to our downfall. When we start thinking the role we play is our main identity in life…who we are…our focus on Jesus and his plan for us can diminish…and pride can set in.
As Christians, we all have the same innate identity…we are followers of Christ. He will give us a different combination of gifts, have us grow with different experiences and situations, lead us into different roles, and give us opportunities to represent Him wherever we are and whatever we do.
But the bottom line is this: We are his children. That’s our main identity. That’s who we are… And nothing could be better. We need to keep that mindset and focus throughout our day, as this dramatically affects how we view the circumstances we experience…everyday.
Today, think about who you view yourself as. How has this affected your course in life? If you answer the question, “follower of and ambassador for Christ”, is this an intellectual answer only, or does it determine your thoughts, feelings, and actions in your experiences today? Make it your attitude that dramatically influences your day. Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your perspective on “Who Are You?”
Father, thank you for the gifts and opportunities You’ve given me. Help me to always remember that I am, first and foremost, Your child … and to use these gifts and opportunities to honor You. May I never become prideful in anything I do. Help me to always remember that all good and perfect gifts come from You. I pray this and all prayers for the One who gives us our identity, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!
So I have reason to be enthusiastic about all Christ Jesus has done through me in my service to God. Yet I dare not boast about anything except what Christ has done through me.