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Identity Theft

January 9, 2014

While I was on my hiatus last week, I was confronted over and over with something I am seeing more and more often: identity theft. No, I am not speaking of the kind of identity theft which wreaks havoc on your credit report. This is the one which will tear you up inside: not knowing who and what you are.

In our lives we are called to be many things: mothers, fathers, employers, employees, sister, and brother. These are just a few of the roles we are, or can be, called to fill. This in and of itself is not bad, but it can be when this becomes ones sole identity. Many of us allow our identity to be stolen by our job or role in the home.

If you are a follower of Christ, our identity should be rooted in Him and in Him alone. All other sources of identity are a distant second. Rooting our identity in Christ is a central source of freedom. We are children of the risen King. This access to the throne is the privilege of those who hold this identity. It provides a foundation when your other sources of identity are lost or stripped away.

What is your main source of identity?


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  1. My identity is found in Christ. One of the things I’ve realized over this last year is that many Christians base their identity on their preacher or church (man-based religion) vs their God (God-based religion). When their preacher or institution fails, their faith and identity also crumble. While filling many roles, if my main pursuit is glory to God, my identity will remain strong!

    Great post! I’m playing catchup on your blog!

    • Many others find theirselves in sports teams, money, possession, etc. We create many “gods” instead of worshipping the one true “God”. We need to keep our eyes on target.

      As always, thank you for your comments.

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