Life as a River
What's your Identity?
This article written by Wes Wilmer, recently appeared in the
Christian Leadership Alliance.
Wes Willmer is the founder of Wes Willmer Group, LLC.
You may contact him at Wes.Willmer@aol.com.
The common practice with television games shows like Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune etc. is to identify contestants by stating their name and answer the question, what do you do? Most are common replies such as police officer, school teacher, dentist, writer, clerk, truck driver etc. Not long ago, when the Family Feud host was going down the line asking participants what do you do, a middle-aged woman replied, “I am a discipler of Christians.” The host Steve Harvey (who usually has a quick reply) stared at her almost stunned at the statement not knowing how to respond.
This started me thinking what would I say other than my occupation. How about you? Have you considered how to identify who you are in Christ rather than of this world? Is our job titles, our degrees or certificates or awards or boards we serve on or publications we write that forms our identity or should it be our steward role with Christ?"
this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm. . . . No guilt in life, no fear
in death—this is the pow’r of Christ in me. From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands
my destiny. No pow’r of hell, no scheme of man, can ever pluck me from His hand.
Till He returns or calls me home—here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand."
What is your identity?
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