Adolescents spend their teen years learning about who they are and how to define themselves. Without the proper foundation and a solid support system, an crisis may occur. The crisis may resolve itself with some tender, love, and care from the right support. The crisis may resolve itself as the adolescent, or young adult, enters into a new environment. However, without a firm foundation and accountability, that crisis may extend into adulthood.
Some people spend their whole lives trying to figure out who they are. Some find their identity in their career. Others may find their identity in their spouse. For some, it’s their bank accounts and for others, it may be their children. At times, the people of God may find their identities in their title or position in the church. Friends, all these things will fade away.
The title, the children, and the spouse-all are temporary. We must find our identities in Christ or we too will experience a crisis! Friends, this is not the time for a crisis. People are perishing-we simply do not have time to wrap ourselves in careers and money. The lost and dying world need to know that we belong to Christ! They need to know that we are children of the Lord God Almighty! They need us to be the planter or the waterer that the Good Lord made us to be.
Why? Let’s look to the Word:
Someone you know needs a new life. Someone you know needs to know about a Man named Jesus! Someone you know is lonely and needs to know that there is One who longs to be their friend. Someone you know needs to know about that their past does not have to define who they are today. They need to know that their story can be re-written and with Christ, it includes a Savior who saves us!
Our identity tends to establish our priorities. Let’s not live for the title or the position, let’s live for God through Jesus Christ! He is our solid rock and our firm foundation-He is the Chief Cornerstone! In Him, we have solid support and He blesses us with incredible community. We belong to the Lord our God!
As we know WHO we are and WHOSE we are, we can freely share about who He is!
Peace and Blessings