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where do you find your identity?

last week i posted a bit on letting go of our own plans, and a comment from sweet amelia ruth got me thinking.  what do i find my identity in? well, i'm a lot of things.  a sister. a writer. an actress. a friend.  a student.  a dreamer. all these things mean a lot to me in my life, and i put a great deal of myself into knowing that these things make me up.  sometimes i wonder how i could live without identifying myself in these things.  but then i was reading the book of phillipians (my favorite book, by the way), and i came across this verse:
indeed, i count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Jesus Christ my Lord. for his sake i have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that i may gain Christ and be found in him.  (phillipians 3:8-9a)
wowowow.  our identity isn't supposed to be in anything of this world, but in Christ, so we may be found in him. if everything you identify yourself as were to disappear tomorrow, who woul…

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