Parent. Spouse. Sibling. Child. Friend. Employee. Helper.
This world gives us many titles. So many at times, it can be frustrating and confusing.
But what happens when you begin to lose those titles? I struggled with this back in August when I went from stay-at-home-mom to homemaker/work-at-home-mom. I never realized how many people ask you, “So, what are you doing these days?” My heart would begin to sink to my stomach as I fumbled for my title. I didn’t feel like I had a title.
Before we moved to Honduras I was a teacher. In Honduras I was a teacher/missionary. Once we were back stateside, I was a stay-at-home-mom. But then came the time for our youngest to go to school and I was lost.
Who am I? I wrestled this question over and over until a sweet friend reminded me that my identity should come from Christ.
Jesus dealt with this too. People gave Him different titles based on who they believed Him to be. John the Baptist. Elijah. A prophet. Just a good man.
But blessed were those that knew what Peter knew. “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:16
When we look to the world, or even those around us to define us, we will fall. We will find ourselves lost and confused. But if we find who we are in Christ, that never changes.