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Your Calling Is Not Your Identity

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—” -John 1:12

Your calling is not your identity. I’m a pastor, which is what I’m called to do at this time, but someday I may not be a pastor. It may be what I currently do, but it’s not who I am. If what we do vocationally or for a living becomes our identity, and it gets taken away, we lose our sense of who we are. Our soul goes on a roller coaster and our life becomes fragmented as we try to search for a new identity. The one thing that will never change in your life is this: You are loved. God loves you and will never stop loving you. Let that be your identity. That’s enough! You aren’t what you do. If our lives are rooted in that truth, we will have a deep sense of peace and joy in everything else we do.

PRAYER: Thank you, God, for giving me my identity. Callings change and get taken away, but I know I am always loved by you.

REFLECTION: How do you identify yourself?

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