“Shaken..Discovering your true identity (by Tim Tebow) 

Posted: November 3, 2016 in Uncategorized
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I will be posting this devotional “Shaken..Discovering your true identity (by Tim Tebow) for the next five days. I pray that it brings you as much enjoyment and encouragement as it has me:
Day 1: Scripture: Jeremiah 29: 10-11: “This is GOD ’s Word on the subject: “As soon as Babylon’s seventy years are up and not a day before, I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.”

Devotional:
A Future and a Hope
What do you do when life shakes you?
When your health fails…

When you lose your job…

When you get divorced…

When your dream flops…

When you make that one bad decision…
What do you do when something that has defined you your entire life is gone?
When your platform disappears…
When your perfect family is torn apart…
When you go bankrupt…
When your looks fade…
In tough moments like these, it’s easy to question who we are. When my NFL career was crumbling, at times I’d wonder the same thing. Am I the person who won the Heisman Trophy? Or am I the person who has been told over and over by so-called analysts that I can’t throw?
The dictionary defines identity as “who someone is, the name of a person, the qualities, beliefs, etc., that make a particular person or group different from others.” I like to say that identity comes not necessarily from who we are, but from whose we are.
I am a child of God. My foundation for who I am is grounded in my faith. In a God who loves me. In a God who gives me purpose. In a God who sees the big picture. In a God who always has a greater plan.
Who am I? I am the object of His love.
So while I may get hurt, disappointed, or frustrated by the negative side of life’s equations, my foundation doesn’t have to change. Even if I wrestle with internal feelings, I can hold on to God’s truth. I know He’s got a plan for me, even when I don’t know what it is or when it seems to look totally different than what I imagined.
This is what identity is about. It comes from God. And it gives us a future and a hope.
How do you see yourself?
How do you think God sees you?

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