Who Am I?
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God who commanded the light to shine out of the darkness hath shined in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
We chase success not for the sake of success in itself. It is for what we think it can give us – prestige, money, power all of which we think lead to peace and joy. God’s view is opposite to this world view. Oftentimes this sought after prestige, money and power are the bane of Christianity and not its boon.
A person is truly happy when he knows who he is in Christ. Just accepting Jesus as Saviour is only the beginning. If Jesus is not the Lord of our lives, we can easily be swayed by other dimmer lights trying to lure us away from our calling and purpose and confuse us about who we really are. Satan tried to do this to lure Jesus Himself on the mountaintop in Matthew 4:8 & 9
Matthew 4:8 & 9 : Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
We might be called to climb a ladder to greater heights or we might be called to hold the ladder to assist someone else to climb to a greater height. The height is not the goal. The goal is to be content with whether you are called to climb or hold the ladder. My short story, Canary In A Coal Mine illustrates this point in the form of a short story fiction.
Deborah Dunson has a ministry that encourages Christian writers. One of the groups she has founded is the Edgier Christian Writers Facebook Page for radical Christian writers who are not afraid of writing about the messy things in life, yet not compromising His Word.
She works tirelessly to review Christian books, bring them to the attention of a wider audience and even purchases some of these books she considers noteworthy. She is not a writer and does it solely to support another’s ministry. God’s light that shines from her makes her the very lighthouse that keeps many others from being shipwrecked.
Therein lies the peace and joy in knowing who we are in Christ and subsequently our purpose in this world.
The only way to become a city on a hill rather than a candle in the wind is to yield to God, the Light of the world.