Read: “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:1-3
When asked the question “who are you,” many of us are quick to respond with what we do - a student, a stay-at-home mom, a doctor, etc. Some of us might take it even further, and rattle off our Myers-Briggs type, our enneagram and our Hogwarts house. No matter what system you use to define yourself, what it really all boils down to is the fact that we’re all looking for our identity.
But, when we define ourselves by what we do, or what an internet quiz says we are, we will ultimately come up empty. We’ll fail a test and sleep through a class. Our home won’t look as Pinterest-perfect as we think it should. The stress of work will weigh down further than we ever thought it could. The personality quiz du jour will change, and we’ll have to learn a brand new system to discover “who we are.”
So how can we find a real, lasting identity? What do we do when we make mistakes and stumble in our shortcomings? Will we ever be enough? Without Christ, no, but that’s a good thing. Read on later this week to discover what happens when we stop defining ourselves with things, and start finding our identity in Christ.
Pray: God, help me begin this week by looking at my life, and discovering how I define myself. If I am finding my identity in anything other than You, help me accept that I will never measure up to the impossible standards the world sets. Allow me the grace to understand that when I fail, I can find confidence in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.