Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Stereotypes and authenticity
I remember in high school and college, I tried on identities like socks. Some days I was the prep, others the jock. I even went through a punk phase where I only wore clothes from the Salvation Army! The problem was, none of them were truly me. I wasn't living as Christ designed me! I was not living like his son. It was like living life as a counterfeit or living a story different from my own.
It wasn't until many years later...after I had been in ministry several years that I was able to begin to allow my real identity to shine through. It was difficult and many times I still revert back. But being real, authentic, being who Christ made me, frees me to live life differently. Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." That's who we are. That's who I strive to be. Who are you?