selfishness and identity.

I’m battling my selfishness which has led me into an identity crisis of sorts.

I spent a good half-hour trying to type out how I get from selfishness to identity, but my stream of consciousness confuses even me, so I am just going to leave it at that.

I’m selfish (but the Lord is working on me) and my selfishness has forced me to take a long hard look at my identity.

And the truth that is staring me down, with all the love and grace and compassion it can muster is this:

I am HIS.

Above all else.

Before all else.

In spite of everything else.

Regardless of anything else.

I am HIS.

My identity as HIS is more than my identity as a wife. It is more than my identity as a daughter. It is more than my identity as a sister. It is more than my title at work.

Above and before anything else I write on my name-tag, I am HIS.

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have summoned you by name, you are MINE.” Isaiah 43:1 







I may start writing that on my name tags. Just as a reminder. And it’d be a good conversation starter.

You are HIS. I am HIS.

He calls us MINE.

“One will say, ‘I belong to the Lord’…still another will write on his hand, ‘THE LORD’S” Isaiah 44:5




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