2 Timothy 3:1-2a

There are many questions selfies can’t answer

“When I am discontent, it is most often because I am looking at what is happening in my life and feeling entitled to have it be something else.”
—Lisa Yvonne, Graceful Abandon

So where can we find the answers to those questions?

“I don’t know what you’re going through or what you’re currently losing. I don’t know what you’ve suffered or what you’re guilty of doing. I don’t know your background, what makes you afraid, or what your deepest insecurities are. I don’t know if you hate yourself or love yourself. But what I do know is this: Who you are has nothing to do with you. It doesn’t have to do with how much you can accomplish, who you can become, what you’ve done or failed to do, what other people think of you, the things you’ve accumulated, your behavior (good or bad), your strengths, your weaknesses, your family background, your education, how your kids turn out, how many times you’ve been married, your looks and so on.
Your identity is firmly anchored in Jesus’ accomplishment, not yours; His strength, not yours; His performance, not yours; His victory, not yours. You are NOT what you do (or don’t do). You are what Jesus has done for you. That is the truth.”
 —Tullian Tchividjian


 

THE answer to “who am I?” is not WHO you are but WHOSE you are!
Whose are you? Do you belong to your possessions, your persona (social media or otherwise), your reputation, your looks?
We can derive our identity from our accomplishments, our past (good or bad), our title, our possessions, our looks and what others say about us. Or we can find our identity in what Christ says about us!

 


It’s what we believe about ourselves vs what the Bible says about us.
Psalm 139:13–17 appearance
Isaiah 61:10 worthiness
Philippians 4:13 competence
Romans 8:38–39 security
Romans 12:3-8 belonging
Romans 8:31–32 provision
Philippians 2:13 empowered
Ephesians 2:10

We aren’t who social media says we are. We are who Jesus says we are!

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