Who am I? What is my purpose? Why am I here? What makes me unique?
These are questions everyone faces – they are often first faced during the teen years, but can present themselves again at different times through our lives – especially during crises.
As a pastor’s wife, I find it easy to use the words “youth pastor’s wife” as my identity.
But is that really who/what I am? If my husband sees the Lord leading us away from the ministry, will I suddenly become insecure because I have lost the title of “youth pastor’s wife?”
How about my role as a wife and mom? This is a role that consumes my life. If something were to happen to my precious husband and children, would my identity be lost? Would I be left reeling because I no longer have any purpose to live?
I think the real question is this:
Where do I find my security?
Do I find my security in my role as a mom, wife, or – even more specifically – a youth pastor’s wife?
If so, then the moment that changes, I will become a hot mess of struggling emotions.
If I want to have true stability, my identity must be found in Jesus. (tweet this)
Not in being a wife, mom, youth pastor’s wife, having a degree, driving a specific car, etc.
None of those things are forever. Until my identity is found in Jesus Who is unchanging, my stability will always be changing.
How about you? Where do you find your security? Is it in your job, income level, home life, friends, or possessions?
If you are God’s child, you can find your complete security in Him. Allow your mind to rest in and meditate on these words:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.”
I belong to Jesus. I am His child. He tells me not to fear. He knows me. He loves me.
Today: Let Christ be your security.