Friday, June 12, 2009
Who am I? Is a question that everyone asks themselves at one point or another. We ask this question to find out what we were meant to do, what we were meant to be in this world? I think this is a good question to ask, but I also think that people can go overboard. Instead of finding out who they want to be, they find out what/who everyone else wants them to be or what they can be what makes them unique. I honestly believe that we were all created for purposes. We all have purpose and belonging, I think the problem is that many of us aren't satisfied with who we are. We decide that we need to dress different, we decide that we need to be skinnier, we decide that we need to be another gender, we decide that we need alcohol. Why is it that we, as humans, cannot be content with the things that God has given us. I am often not content in my life, and then I have to ask myself am I more worried about serving myself or God and others? I understand people get frustrated with themselves and are unhappy, and I am very guilty of this, but I wonder what we can do to change this in society? What can Christians do to engage society in a way that they can show the love and grace of Christ? I think it is very important that Christians engage in culture to be examples, to be friends, to be kind to those who struggle with the question of who am I? This goes for Christians and non-Christians alike. We all struggle with who we are. For Christians we must struggle for who we are in Christ. It is so important we root ourselves in Christ and not in culture, that we find out who we are in Christ and not in culture. I took a class this semester on Perspective on Christ and Culture and these are just some of the thoughts that have been flowing through my head over the last couple months.