We’ve been conditioned to believe that DOING rather than BEING is the key to our lives. But the truth is that doing doesn’t make us who we are. Who we are makes a place for what we do.
It’s all about identity.
God created everything in the world to be. Each of us is created uniquely special. Our identity is being his child. His son or daughter.
And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”2 Cor. 6:18
That is our identity. It isn’t in what we do, it’s in who we are.
Ephesians 2:8-10 says:
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works [what we do], so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork [his unique creation], created in Christ Jesus to do good works [as a result of who we are], which God prepared in advance for us to do.”Emphasis mine
Who we are leads to what we do. Not the other way around.
equal WHO WE ARE
WHO WE ARE > WHAT WE DO (our purpose in God)
This should be good news for someone like it was for me. Even though I knew the truth, this reversal of the order allowed me to see that any striving to do more in my life is only that – striving to do more. But when I rest in who God made me to be and allow him to lead me, what I do comes as a result of who I am.
Do you feel the chains breaking? =)
*all photographs are belong to Laura Bennet