I think so many of us struggle with identity. We are constantly reaching around in front of us in the dark. We desire to grasp onto anything that will give us a sense of what our identity should lie in.
Maybe my identity lies in my job? The clothes I wear? My dreams and passions? My creativity? How many friends I possess?
We search and search with no light in front of us.
Then a voice cries out,
“Have you forgotten, dear child, that I AM THE LIGHT!
I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.” john 12:46
Jobs, friends, and dreams are good things. They are blessings from God.
But our identity cannot lie in them because they are ultimately fleeting.
We need to ask for the light. We need to be so content when things in this world fade away.
They will all fade away.
…for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.