Who Am I?

Who am I? What is my identity? This is a question that came up in our Sunday School lesson yesterday. I think for a lot of people (myself included), we typically would say, “Hello, my name is…. and I am a….” and then we would put what our profession is whether it be a student, a secretary, a teacher, a preacher, etc. While yes, that is our profession and it is what we do, it is not who we are. Our identity is not found in our jobs, on our Facebook, in how much we tithe, in what we wear or what makeup we use, etc. We tend to place our identities on such trivial things that will not last forever. We may one day get fired from our job or have an accident that makes us unable to work. Facebook will not last forever, look what happened to Myspace. Our tithes are important yes, but who we are tithing to and why we are tithing is more important. Clothes are just clothes, we won’t be taking our Michael Kors purse or Louis Vuitton heels with us to heaven. Beauty fades as Proverbs 31:30 tells us, “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”  Our identity is not found in anything of this world. Our identity is who we are in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:8-9 states, “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith-” Our identities should be “Hello, my name is…, and I am the son/ daughter of the King.” Because that is who we are. We should rejoice that we are sons and daughters of the one true King! Hallelujah, Amen!

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