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Who Am I?

By Don Loftis | 03.28.18

We often associate lost identity with some form of dementia.  However, many in the prime of their lives need to ask the very personal question, “Who am I?”.  C.S. Lewis was aware of this struggle when he wrote, “You don’t have a soul, you are a soul.  You have a body.”

 

Too often we focus on the pursuit of worldly things.  We invest in our careers and hobbies.  We define success by the size of our houses and the security of our retirement account.  We spend money on attractive clothes, cosmetic surgery and high powered vitamins.  God gave us our bodies, and we should care for them and use them to glorify the Lord (I Cor. 6:19-20), but there is something more important.

 

Jesus told a story about a man whose farming operation was so successful that he ran out of barn space to store his harvest. He determined to build bigger barns and retire to the “easy life”.  However, the Lord asked him this question in Luke 12:20-21, “You fool!  This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?  So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”

 

Let’s redefine who we really are.  We are people created in the image of God, not genetically or racially, but as eternal souls.  We are at our core spiritual beings longing to connect with our Creator.  We need to be careful to feed our souls better than we feed our bodies.  Trade a steak for a Bible study or your favorite dessert for a time of worship.  You may be surprised how refreshing it really is.

 


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