If I were to ask you “what defines you?”, what would you say? Are you defined by what you do (your job, sport or hobby)? Who you are culturally (African, hipster, gothic, etc.)? By what ideals you hold to (Aristotelian thought, Nihilism, ideas of morality)?
Have you ever though about what God thinks about you? If you are not religious or spiritual, this probably never happens, or often, who knows. What if how you define yourself ought to be tied up in how God sees you. After all, he made you. Before the world was created, he had YOU in mind, and in this particular slot in history, he has placed you.
I’m one who places his trust in Jesus Christ, who came to earth to give us Love; the Father’s Love. And it is in Christ where my hope and life lies. Below is a video brilliantly made by an artist named Dan Stevers, and if you also put your faith in Christ, let it just remind you of the basics; that if indeed you’ve placed your life in Christ, how our Father views you, is how you are defined, is where your true identity lies.
I would like to challenge you. Is your identity grounded in something that will last? Say, forever? When you’re dead, will the way you are defined, save you from death itself? What if by embracing God’s identity for you, you become saved from death, and when death comes knocking on your door, it won’t be able to enter. What if by embracing God’s identity for you, you tap into the very core of why you’re created. And finally, what if by embracing God’s purpose for your life, you become a better singer, a better athlete, a better worker, a better mother, or a better father.