Who do you think you are? Are you a businessman? A teacher? Construction worker? Parent? Too many times we tend to define ourselves by our occupation or position in life. We do this with good intensions…but also because it’s easy. What I’m getting at is this. It’s almost effortless to describe ‘what’ we are, but proclaiming ‘who’ we are is something entirely different. Here’s an example of the uniqueness of the two:
I am a proud father of four great kids, a loving husband, and pastor who is passionate to see God’s joy and hope in the lives of people.
I am also a child of divorce, abuse, and poor choices who has come to accept that God loved me even when I willingly ran from Him.
The first is very superficial, like the nutrition label on a box of cereal. The second, however, is coming to grips with who God says that I am…no one else!
Oh sure, we could all probably sit down and differentiate the two if given the challenge. But when we are going through our daily life journey, which of the two self-descriptions is really at the forefront of our mind? Exactly!
But to all who believed him (Jesus) and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.
You are God’s kid, and He’s your Daddy in Heaven. This week, may you accept your true place in His family. May you also be continually aware of God’s hope and plan for your life.