There are so many places that we try to find our identity and get our cup filled up with love it’s not even funny.
Having the right house, the right car -so people will think were cool or on top of our game because our stuff looks cool. (Don’t get me wrong stuff is a necessity and we all need it – it’s just too often that we try to make it who we are). Things go out out of style and what’s “in” doesn’t stay that way very long – hints why we should not build our identity there.
Having the right group of friends – our need for fitting in and feeling accepted doesn’t disappear just because junior high did. We needed our identity to be in Jesus then and we need it to be in Him now. Deciding to put your identity in His hands feels like jumping off a boat into cold dark scary water at first because you can’t “see” God. You can see people and stuff so it seems easier to rely on that – but after getting tossed and turned in those waves for awhile – or try years like most of us do- then you really are in a big dark hole of a mess and happiness and peace is something your always groping for.
But Jesus, He catches you the second you jump into His word, into His arms. Now that’s something to run into that won’t ever mess you up. But you will have to bring your whole heart and give it up to get what He has for you.
Come on, you can do it. It’s what you really need ~
It’s time to get the verses off of the paper, off of the pretty wall hangings and put them into our hearts. Let them fill us up. This goes beyond salvation – this goes deep down into who we are – Whose we are. It takes work. It doesn’t come easy – but we weren’t made for this world anyway so why do we try so hard to wear it like we own it?
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10