As you looked in the mirror this morning, who did you see?
Every now and then I stumble across a book that gets my attention. I found one recently in Mark Driscoll’s Who Do You Think You Are?
I’ve only just started it but it’s already got me thinking. Driscoll, in his clear and forthright style pulls no punches when he says things like…
‘You aren’t what’s been done to you but what Jesus has done for you. You aren’t what you do but what Jesus has done. What you do doesn’t determine who you are. Rather, who you are in Christ determines what you do.’
This book is all about being secure in who you are. It’s all about your identity. When we’re secure in that, then we can live life well, not – as Ephesians 4:14 puts it – ‘tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind’ of current opinion or recent trend. Knowing who you are is crucial. That’s why the Father affirms Jesus in his identity before he does anything significant (Luke 3:22 – see my blog The Gracious Voice of the Father). That’s why, if we’re about seeing kingdom transformation in lives and communities and regions, then we need to know who we are. And we discover who we truly are by coming to the One who embodies the truth and wants to speaks the truth deep into our lives – Jesus Christ.
So Driscoll is right when he says: ‘Who you recognise when you look in a mirror in the morning means everything for the way you walk through the rest of the day.’
Do you know who you are?