WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

March 7, 2013 — Leave a comment

“As Christians, our goal is not to merely experience behavior modification by changing how we act & react. Our primary goal is getting to know, love, and trust God as our Father.” — Mark Driscoll

In Christ. A saint. Blessed. Appreciated. Saved. Reconciled. Afflicted. Heard. Gifted. New. Forgiven. Adopted. Loved. Rewarded. Victorious.

This is who YOU are when your identity is rooted in Jesus.

Identity is something that we all struggle with as we venture through life. We seek to find ourselves in a myriad of life experiences. We desire to maintain a particular status in society. And sometimes our whole world comes crashing down, and we’re left picking up the pieces questioning things in which we thought defined us. In Mark Driscoll’s book Who Do You Think You Are?, Driscoll guides the reader through the book of Ephesians in hopes that we would discover and/or revisit our true identity found in Christ.

I received this book in the mail a little after Christmas & got halfway thru it within a couple days before various events like my wife’s birthday and winter camp for our student ministry at church captured my attention. As I picked up the book again this past week, it couldn’t have been at a more perfect time. Driscoll makes it clear in his book that what we choose to believe can dramatically affect the trajectory of our lives. As we embrace our identity found in Christ Jesus, our outlook is transformed in a major way that focuses our tendencies to be driven from our foundation that is built upon God’s promises for His children.

From the beginning of the book, the author reaffirms that you are NOT what’s been done to you, but what Jesus has done for us. What you do does NOT determine who you are, but who you are IN CHRIST determines what you do. This mentality radically shifts my perspective, and I think this book is such a treasure for those in search to find themselves in life. Life begins in Christ…

When it’s all boiled down, the catalyst for experiencing life change & discovering ourselves is actually when we discover God and grow to know Him more. This book has been a wonderful resource for me, and I bet it will be for you too.

***Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”