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The Purpose Series | Who Are You? :: Learning Your Identity in Christ

If you saw a person who was utterly confident, unwavering in their beliefs, and capable of succeeding at everything they set their mind to do, would you think that they had no idea who they were? Most likely the answer is no. It’s very rare for a person to have these qualities without having a strong sense of self. Knowing who you are and whose you are can not only help you to find your purpose, but can actually lead you to succeed in more areas of your life than normal. Maybe you’re in a place where you don’t understand why you could never succeed at anything. Maybe you’re wondering why you aren’t where you want to be in life. The answer has a lot to do with the fact that you have no idea who you are, who you belong to, and therefore have no idea what the purpose and plan is for your life. In short, you have no direction at all and without direction you will never move to the place where you want to end up at in life.

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The God of Mediocrity

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—> Put Your Best Foot Forward For Christ<—

When we prepare ourselves to go on job interviews we make sure we look nice. We practice questions that may be asked or research before applying. The point is we put our best foot forward. We try our best to show the interviewer that we really want the job. I had applied for jobs in the past that seemed to come up miraculously, from people who only met me once but remembered me years later enough to recommend me for a really good job. All those jobs seemed to not work out, the door closed on them for one reason or another. As I was talking to someone about how odd it seemed that all those offers didn’t go through, but the last job I applied to seemed to work out, they told me I probably didn’t show I wanted it enough.

I knew this was a lie, because I’m an overachiever who has applied for jobs and went on externships or job shadowing in my field since I was a freshman. However, this made me think about our walk with God. Do we show Him that we want Him? Do we show Him that we actually truly want to go to heaven? Do we show Him we want to serve Him? We put our best foot forward when it comes to an interview, but what does God get from us?

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