Have You Placed Your Identity in Something That is No Longer There?

We’re some nature, and a whole lotta nurture.  Circumstances, interactions, events all play a role in shaping us.  The problem is that these things are temporal and ever-changing.  Is it wrong that I have found an identity in many of these things?  Is there a difference between being shaped by circumstances and having an identity in something?

Rummaging through my notes from seminary, I stumbled upon this quote:

“Never place your identity in anything you can lose.”

I currently find myself in an identity shift; and I wonder if I placed more stock the temporal than I should have.  Shift to what?  Identity in what…or whom?

“…for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” -Galatians 3:26-27

 

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