who-am-iDoes it ever seem that life is a whirlwind of constant change? One moment is fleeting unto the next? Do you ever wonder who you are or maybe who you are supposed to be? What’s my purpose in this inconsistent, always new, twisty (and problematic) world?

If tv shows are our source for answers we’d wonder if lasting friendships and casual sex is the solution. However, the voids we tend to share aren’t filled through loving friends (as great as those relationships can be) nor through sexual self-gratification (which isn’t a real relationship at all).

If commercials are our source for answers we’d wonder if diet pills, clothes, or the newest tech is the solution. However, the voids we tend to share aren’t filled through these material ‘goods,’ they possibly make things worse.

If finally, we, of ourselves, are the source for answers we’d wonder if our best was good enough and if our worst days are telling of who we really are. We are not the solution. The voids we tend to share aren’t filled by vain words and bankrupt mantras like, “just do you,” “live your truth,” or “you only live once (YOLO).”

Who can really live like Hollywood, spend like crazy, and pep-talk themselves through life? Only those who are not truly happy with their lives. The dark secret of having everything and being everything is that you are ultimately nothing. Reality’s shadow lurks over the minute men of this world. The minute men and women of objectification, vanity, and egoism are here today and forgotten tomorrow. And when people live like that isn’t true all their lives, reality has a way of lunging from the darkness (perhaps at the end of their life) and stirs up that are old question again, “Who am I?”

Who are you? The solution to that problem, to that crisis of conscience, rest upon the the one in whom has rescued us from sin and is our Savior, Christ. In Christ you are everything you need to be because He is all you ever need.

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 Thessalonians 5:5 For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.

Psalm 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Romans 6:4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

In Christ,
Pastor D.