Week 1: Who God Says You Are
Today’s truth: I am a child of God.
Do you know what it means to be a child of God? This is a core piece of our true identity! Singer/songwriter Tauren Wells drops some serious knowledge to kick off our conversation on what God says about us. Tauren says he’s discovered the importance of being defined by whose he is – NOT what he does.
Tauren says, “Mentally we understand that we are created by God, we are His children, but for us to understand how that applies to our everyday life and the freedom that brings us, there is such a gap in that…
There’s identity, calling, and assignment. Identity is who God says I am… no one else gets to speak into that. That’s where the “I am a child of God” thing comes in. I am known and loved by Him.
Then there is calling… Then there are assignments. This is where the identity thing gets twisted and distorted. We’ll take an assignment that is connected to our calling and we will invest our identity in something that He has called us to do… Then my whole identity, if I’m not careful, is in what He’s assigned me to do… We’ll think, well, if I have a bad day as a dad or a bad month or year as an artist… now I’m failing. I’m not enough… It’s important to keep those things separate. This is who I am and it doesn’t change… how I accomplish my calling may change… but that does not define who I am.”
Watch Tauren’s music video about belonging to God and being fully known!
In week 1 of the World’s Biggest Small Group: Identity, we’re exploring and solidifying the truths about who God says we are. Here’s a verse to think on this week as we learn:
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
(Psalm 139:13-17 New Living Translation)
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