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Friday Link Highlight 2.1.12 – Finding false identity in relationships

Your identity is not in your relationships.  That’s the point of the this week’s article that got clicked the most from Monday’s post.

I encourage you to read the article by clicking here.

A few thoughts:

1. Relationships are meaningful.

Let’s not forget that.  Marriage, family, employer, neighbor – each of these relationships (and many others) have great importance in our lives.  It is foolish to think that we shouldn’t have or can’t benefit from these relationships.

2. We shouldn’t try to find our identity there.

My chief identity is not as a son, father, husband, or even pastor.  My chief identity really is in Christ.  Christian is the identity which fuels all of those other relationships.  The love and affirmation of any individual person in my life must not satisfy me more than the relationships of my Savior. Wow.  This is a huge concept, one to be heeded by parents, singles, friends, users of social media, etc.

3. Let me offer something practical.

If you do not find satisfaction in serving others, you are probably finding your identity in your relationships.  If you can’t have relationships where you serve expecting nothing in return, then Jesus (the servant King!) is not our chief source of identity.  So, think about it.  Without complaining or expecting something in return, how many times on your weekly schedule do you serve?

Or, think about worship.  If worship is about your preference and your identity and your feelings, then worship isn’t about Jesus-it’s about you!  What an inverted sense of who God ultimately is!  Worship, serve – both in the church and in day to day life.  As a follower of Jesus, those are the ways to keep anchored in Christ – your true identity.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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