Saturday, June 16, 2007

American Identity

This last semester I was taking General Biology and to be frank with you, it was hard, real hard; at least it was for me. In fact I never got over a 59 percent on the tests. This was very humbling since I can't claim that I have ever preformed this poorly in college, as you can imagine this lowered my self-esteem quite rapidly. I was letting this class identify who Dylan Wren was. But then the Lord brought to my attention these two Bible verses:

"But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control; will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body," Philippians 3:20

"You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus… If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise," Galatians 3:26 & 29

This is our true identity! We are sons and daughters of God, citizens of heaven. These things can not be taken away from us. It is the core of who we are. All of these other things in life are secondary. We can't let material possessions, grades, careers, or any thing else for that matter define who we are. All of those things could be taken away in a heart beat. But our true identity can never be taken; all we have to do is claim it.

1 comment:

Ms.Hey said...

Hooray! You have a blog! I was afraid I was the last one left.

Good to hear from you Wren. I appreciate the comment. Also, sorry for your general biology saddness. I didn't pretty nasty on Spanish this last semester. Yikes. I'm glad you don't base your identity on that. It's such a good lesson for me to think about right now!