My Identity

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Sometimes things come to me in a random but profound way and sometimes I have to process or chew on the information for a while before I actually comprehend. Today, I was hit with a random but powerful thought. I know by studying the word and experience that my God is bigger than all things and capable of turning anything around in a blink of an eye. So with that said, why am I still unemployed? Looking at my resume, you can see that I am ‘all over the map’ when it comes to work experiences. I’ve managed a grocery store, been an office manager, worked in health care, and been a teacher. Surely, I can bring something to the table that is truly desired! Am I being overlooked or is God pulling back on the reigns for some reason only He knows. Is there some powerful lesson for me to learn? Yes, I am learning to depend on Him with every fiber of my being, but is that it? Is there more to this story?

I cannot help but wonder, if I got it all wrong in the past. What was my true motivation for working and was my talent and passion truly being utilized or masked by financial burden and stress? Did I not give enough of my time and money to those that were truly in need or was I busy trying to fill my life up with stuff that benefits no one, but my selfish needs? At this point of the journey, who’s identity do I hold…myself or His? Ephesians 1:22 says, “God is building a home. Fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Jesus Christ as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. I am not sure what the blue prints on my house look like, but I have to trust the divine designer that He is building me a house to be glorified!

I know that if given another chance, I will make better choices and have different priorities. I will give more and take less. I will give thanks more and complain less. Just as 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives become brighter and more beautiful as God enters and we become more like Him.” What identity do you possess? Do you like what you see?

Love in Christ,
Nichole

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