In today's episode, we discuss roles and our identity. It's a topic that listeners have messaged us about but it's also one that feels very relevant to Shelby and myself right now. We want to be faithful in the roles that God has entrusted to us, but we also don't want to find our primary identity in them. We attempt to untangle some of the complexities as we look to our identity in Christ and see what God's Word has to say about who we are as believers.
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Time Stamps::51 - Favorite things
3:23 - Why talk about identity and roles?
7:55 - Finding our identity in the roles we have
9:32 - Finding our identity in the roles we don’t have
15:36 - Scripture on identity in Christ
21:02 - How fulfilling our roles can be an overflow of our identity in Christ
23:51 - Prayer prompts and gospel encouragement
Questions to Consider:
How do you react when success in your role is threatened?
Do you still see your need for God when everything is going well in your roles? Or do you pull away from God because you are being satisfied by your roles?
Does your contentment depend on getting a role that you don't currently have or keeping a role that you do currently have?
Are you able to weather failure and criticism in your roles well or do these things crush you?
Ask God to help you glorify Him in your current roles.
Thank God for the roles He has given you and thank Him for his goodness and sovereignty in the roles that you don't have.
Ask God to increase your joy and contentment with where He has you right now.
Pray that the Spirit would convict you when you're tempted to place your identity anywhere other than Christ himself.
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Scripture mentioned in this episode:Ephesians 5:11
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