Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Who Are You?

If you had to define who you are in 3 words, what would those words be?  Be honest.

What did those words include, your character traits, your perceived worth or identity?  Where do you find your worth, your identity?  Do you find it in your kids, job, spouse, your friends, your things, your weight, your looks? Maybe you find it in where you live, what brand of clothing you are wearing, or what vehicle you drive. 

Do you find that you compare yourself to others?  Do you strive to be perfect?  Do you think you have to keep up with what others perceive as perfection to have a positive identity in yourself?  Are you always striving for more stuff, for a  thinner, younger you?  What is the message about who you are that you send to yourself?  To others?  

Watch this video and see if you can relate to it in any way.  

Do you chase the lie of perfection, the lie that you should always be more?  Doubts and lies the world tells us about who we should be and how we should look, make us chase the wrong things and cause us to never be content with who we are.  It's easy to try to find our identity in things, in others, in our social status, but until we can accept ourselves for who we are, until we can put our full identity in being a child of God, we will never be satisfied and will continue to run a race that cannot be won.  We will always want more, want to look different, never be satisfied, but if we plant our identity in being a child of God, we don't have to keep chasing what will never satisfy. When we know we are His child, that is more than enough.  

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