background img

LLM: January 2015

7 years ago written by

llm-jan15_coverIdentity Crisis

Throughout my life, I’ve felt like I’ve had a different identity in different settings.

Growing up, I was known as the picky eater in my family. When I got married, my wife’s family referred to me as the guy who would eat anything.

In some groups, I was labeled the funny guy. My dry sense of humor seemed to be a hit with these folks, so I cracked a lot of jokes. Unfortunately, when I tried to make a serious point, these friends assumed I was joking and laughed.

In other situations, I was considered the serious guy. When I tried to make a joke, silence followed, and I had to explain I was joking.

When I’m discussing issues with different friends or relatives, my views sometimes are labeled “conservative” or “liberal.” The views I present are the same, but they are being interpreted through vastly different worldviews.

This month’s Light & Life Magazine discusses our identity in Jesus Christ, which is far more important and constant than how other people identify us. According to 2 Corinthians 1:22, God “has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us” (NLT).

finley_jeff

Jeff Finley, Managing Editor

Downloadable PDF: LLM January 2015

Get Social

Keep in mind that all LLM content is social.  Share articles on Facebook and Twitter.  Comment on stories. Tell yours.

Features

0
Article Categories:
[Openers] · Culture · Departments · LLM January 2015 · Magazine