Monday, June 7, 2010

Positive ID

The opposite of Insecurity is Identity-- or more precisely, understanding and comprehending your TRUE identity.  For the Disciple, this is an understanding of the duality-- that there is the me, fearfully and wonderfully made by God (Ps. 139), and there's the sin nature, the flesh, the ego, that is evil and must be denied, crucified, and killed.

It's a wonderful thing to see a Disciple who is down the road a ways on understanding his true Identity.  For instance, watch the video below on Kerry Livgren (who plays "Proff" in The Imposter.)  Kerry suffered a stroke last fall-- a pretty serious one.  This is a man known worldwide to millions as the creator of such classics as "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry On Wayward Son."  Many musicians find their VALUE in what they create.  So when that's taken from them, they lose their perceived value (falling into despair, depression and insecurity).

Think about this-- what do you think is something you consider yourself good at?  Now, what if that was gone.  How do you feel?  Romans 8:28 tells us that "All things work together for good for those that love Him and are called according to His purpose."  Kerry, in the video below certainly has a solid grasp on this spiritual concept.

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