What doesn’t define me.

We’re surrounded by a world that tells us we have worth if… We define ourselves by what we do, wear, drive, watch, eat, look like. That’s not the message you’ll get reading the Bible. If you love Jesus, your identity ought to be in Christ alone.

So allow me to make a list of things that describe me, but in no way define me. I encourage you to make your own list. There is freedom in letting go of the things you think are so dear, so that you can cling more dearly to the Savior in whom your true identity is found.

Wife to a wonderful man.
Mom to four amazing kids.
Sister to eleven siblings – in-laws count!
Daughter to two awesome parents.
Auntie to ten of the cutest boys and girls around.
Friend to few.
Acquaintance to many.
Organic (where we can afford) food buyer, cooker, eater.
Dessert baker.
Photo-taker.
Vegetable grower.
Piano player.
Closet singer.
Deal hunter.
Sale-rack shopper.
Mac user.
Latte maker…and consumer.
Minivan driver.
Cloth diaperer.
Midwife visitor.
Natural childbirth advocate.
Stay at home mom.
School teacher.
Grammar nazi.
Pretty paper collector.
Apprehensive home decorator.
Disorganized planner.
Indecisive.
Emotional.
Noncommittal.
Brown hair.
Short.
Big feet.
Short arms.
Make-up minimalist.
Flat shoe wearer.
I cry a lot.
I smile more.
I might frown more than I smile – I’d like to work on that.

I’m a lot of things. But above everything, I am a child of God, and my real worth is found in Jesus. I’ve been saved by grace alone, through faith alone (Ephesians 2:8). I’ve been saved and redeemed by Jesus, adopted into the family of God.

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Romans 8:14-17

In what do you find your worth? What and who do you allow to define you?

3 Responses to “What doesn’t define me.”

  1. Ashley Says:

    Amen! A great message for us to remember, Kim.

    Also, I like your list. =) And I definitely relate to the “emotional,” “indecisive” and “cry a lot” ;).

  2. Amy Says:

    You forgot wise… Although if you called yourself wise that might defeat the purpose.

  3. Jan Says:

    Sounds like your blog agrees with Rob’s message Sunday! :-D

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