Your Identity: Whose Are You? Whom Do You Serve?
The Word of God illuminates our identity as God’s beloved children. The Psalmist delares that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14 ). Furthermore, we are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26) and we are uniquely designed to be in relationship with Him. As “God’s workmanship, (we are) created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”(Ephesians 2:10). By understanding our value as a child of God (Romans 8:16), our desire grows to respond to our calling to be fellow workers to serve His purposes on earth and as co-heirs with Christ in our future. (Roman 8:17)
Our lives are about God; they are not about us. Let me share with you our Primary and Secondary Calling:
1. Our primary calling is to BE in relationship with God, through the saving knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ.
2. Our secondary callings are to use our gifts and talents in God’s service and to His glory in playing the many life roles we are given – child, spouse, parent, worker, leader, etc.
Personal Reflection: Read each Scripture below and write what the message says regarding your calling and/or purpose for being.
1. We are called to be in relationship with God and to seek his Kingdom first.
2. God has a plan for our lives.