Thursday, June 8, 2017

Community News 6/8/17


Galatians 3:23-29

‘So who would win between a fight between Superman and Batman?’, asked my friend. With a bias towards Superman, my response was self-evident. I noticed his grin as he had ready answers in his arsenal to prove me wrong in this fun debate. Unsurprisingly, our answers didn't match. 

We live in a time where superheroes are a dime a dozen. Often these superheroes choose to stay disguised as ‘normal’ people, but when trouble comes they reveal who they really are.

Our attempts to identify with superheroes reveal our desire to be like them. They are able to save the weak, deliver blows to the enemy, bring about justice, and inspire a generation. They have ‘superpowers’! 

All of this points to a truth: that each of us is more than we are right now. Or better said, we’re more than what we seem to be on the outside. Galatians 3:26 and Genesis 1:27 both point to who God has made us to be and who we are in Christ. Created in the image of God, it’s natural that everything in us wants to excel. It is not wrong to be more than what we are because it echoes to the core of our being of whose we are (1 Peter 2:9). And one day who we really are from within will be revealed (1 Corinthians 15:52). 

Unlike superheroes presented in the fictional universe, we don't need to have an alternate ego. Instead our greatest superpower is the story of our lives and what God can do through it. Jesus, the real Superhero, lives inside of us. We are more powerful than we can fathom. 

Ask yourself today: Where does my identity lie? Am I living from a position of knowing that identity? If not, you can choose to know that your God-given identity has superpower enough for all that God has in store for you! 
Adapted From: The DNA Of Your INDENTITY You Version