Who, What or Where?
When I was a junior in High School our baseball team won the State championship. It was an exciting time and a memorable experience. The camaraderie with teammates is something most people don't understand, but it really is a lifelong connection.
I wore number 35 and that number is something that remains with me to this day. It is my favorite number. For many years, that number was a part of my life. Literally. I had it on my license plate...JM35...I had used it for most of my passwords, and I often signed my name with a 35 as part of the signature. It really became part of my identity.
Then, in 2009, the Lord revealed Himself to me and I became a born again Christian. My identity changed from living my life remembering past accomplishments, to being adopted into the family of God and becoming a child of the living God.
Now don't get me wrong, number 35 still is a fond memory for me and what it represents. However, I am no longer obsessed with it. I no longer am attached to it as I once was. Experiences and memories are what helps shape your life, but God is who my identity is in.
If you find yourself being identified by a who, what, or where and that "thing" isn't Christ, then you need to take a fresh look at your life and reevaluate what is important. People, places, or things should not be what you are identified by. Your identity should be in the one and only thing that can save your soul....Jesus Christ.
Posted on Tue, August 22, 2017
by Jeffrey Middlestead