I’m a husband, dad, friend, pastor, musician, teacher, Leeds Fan and coffee lover. These are my labels and I’m pretty proud of them. They say something about be although they don’t say everything. For example: “musician” is a pretty broad category that could be anything from composer to guitar strummer. My Leeds Fan label might hide every now and then … when we’re not playing so well!
Labels define for others who we are. This is sometimes really helpful. But we cannot rely on labels in our walk with Jesus. Why? so often our labels come from either what we do or what we have done in the past. Again, as an example, i’ve played the piano for 43 years. Those years of playing mean that today, I’m musician. I was born in West Yorkshire and because of that I’m a Leeds fan. My labels describe my past.
Although my labels describe my past my identity in Christ defines my future.
Because of Jesus there is a different outcome to my life that far exceeds labels.
“And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
How has Christ rewritten your future?