Living Rooted in Identity: Who You Really Are

Today’s Reading: Philippians 4
IMG_20130331_103716Remember, Self, just because you suffer from this malady some refer to as “chronic soul amnesia” doesn’t mean it’s an excuse to walk through your day without an ounce of wisdom in your head. This chronic soul amnesia – this daily forgetting who you really are – is actually a thorn in your flesh. It’s an ever-present weakness that remains, because you need to be humbled. Daily. And this weakness? It just means you need the One Who is your Strength. This forgetting is as much a signpost pointing you to Jesus as physical pain is a signpost pointing you to a physician.

It’s so hard to remember, though, that forgetting is a signpost. It’s so much easier to carry on, forgetting the cleansing and the making new He has already completed in you. It’s so much easier to default back to who you were instead of believing who you are.

So, if you cannot remember to remind yourself of who you really are, Self, then start telling someone else who they really are, and you will start remembering who you are, too. And if we all just start telling each other who we really are? O my precious, Jesus! What miracles will come!

Where to begin? Perhaps here: “You are one radically loved by God.”1

 “Finally brothers, whatever is true…dwell on these things. Do what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.” –Paul, Philippians 4:8a, 9, HCSB

 1A proclamation of truth that Brennan Manning’s spiritual adviser regularly spoke over him that has utterly transformed my life.


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