Can I Please See Your ID?

Thursday, August 11, 2011
I am a husband.
I am a father.
I am a son.
I am a brother.
I am an uncle.
I am a pastor.
I am a consultant.
I am a writer.
I am a big Tar Heel fan.
I am a neighbor.
I am a friend.
I am a man.
I am a southerner.
I am a lover of good food.

I am done writing about myself. This may sound like the most self-referential blog post of all time (Enough about me; what do you think about me?"). But I post for a reason.

Because you have a lot of "identities" as well. Some are good and life-giving. Others are painful and life-sucking. Some are vitally important. Some are trivial. Some just are.

But if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you have one fundamental identity. Here it is:

"But to all who believed and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God" - John 1:12

Get this right - know that "child of God" is your fundamental identity, the identity that minimizes all the others - and you can't go far wrong.

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