“I’m going to tell you who you are, really are” (Matthew 16:18, MSG)


I feel for the world.  They think they have to “soul search” in order to discover who they are and their purpose in life.  Some of my favorite artists talk about it in their songs:   The Fray (“You Found Me”) and Dave Matthews (“Grey Street”).  There is a deep depression over who they are, who they want to be, and where they’re headed. But Christians, we believe in Bible searching for our identity and life mission.  We know that God has a future and a hope for us (Jer. 29:11).  We know that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps. 139).  We know that all things work together for our good (Ro. 8:28).  We know that He loves us deeply (Jn. 17:23).  We know that He cannot and will not EVER fall out of  love with us (Ro. 8: 31-39).  And we know that we can come before Him at any time, free of condemnation (1 Jn. 3:18-21).

People change.  Situations change. Feelings change.  But He will NOT change, and in Him is our identity and source.  Don’t look to others or the culture or your job or your hobbies to tell you who you are — look to the one Who is immutable, faithful, sincere, and unconditionally loving.  Look to your Designer.  Look to the one Who can tell you exactly for what He designed you.  And then walk in that identity boldly, knowing that you are naturally and fully equipped for every good work.

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