Monday, March 31, 2014

Find Your Identity Vertically

"...Gideon [in Judges 6:15] finds his identity in his own strength and in his own family. I think you should respect, love, and cherish your earthly family, but if you're a child of God, you have a new Father; you've been adopted into a new family. Gideon forgets that his identity is defined by God and not by Manasseh.

You will only be able to be the person you're called to be and do the things you're called to do when you find your identity vertically. Horizontal identities never give you the strength you need and never satisfy your soul...."

-- Paul Tripp (part of a very helpful set of articles based on the Book of Judges from Tripp's excellent website)

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