“IDENTITY” – to indicate who or what (someone or something) is.⠀⠀

Barry and I were on our morning circle of the RV park, puppies in tow, when I spotted an old truck in an overflow parking lot. I veered off our path to get a better look of the truck about 100’ away. ⠀⠀

I was excited because I thought it was a Studebaker. Barry’s first call was a Ford. We soon called out a Chevy. As we got closer and closer … we kept switching what make we thought the vehicle was. When we finally arrived we learned that it was “none of the above” … but a GMC. Well then … almost a Chevy.⠀⠀

It is easy to think we know something at first glance … by its headlights, the front grate, contour of lines … but, it is not until we get up close and see it’s name … that we can claim its identity. ⠀⠀

My name is Sandi, but at the “grate” of my being is a name identifying me as a “Child of the King”. I am defined by how God contours my life … the destiny he appoints those wheels to take … the people he chooses for me to share cupholders with … and those who choose to come close enough to see “who I really am”. Those who see that my identity is to make known Christ’s identity. ⠀⠀

On any given day … a “conversion” of my true identity can emerge. You know … trying to re-contour who I am to fit in with the changing whims of society. Wheels that are grossly larger than need be … just in case I need to barrel over a log on the way to the grocery store. Or maybe over-compensating suspension lifts that require a ladder or elevator to gain entrance to the vehicle. Why do we do this to ourselves? What are we overcompensate for? ⠀⠀

I am hardwired to gain my identity vertically through God. As I make “conversions” to who God made me … I begin a normal human struggle to look for my identity horizontally, in society. When I look in a mirror … I forget who I truly am.⠀⠀

Oddly, like this GMC truck, I find myself sitting in a parking lot … an “in-between” point. Not settled into a new church … a new ministry … not quite a grandma yet … not even a homeowner yet. But, those things do not identify me … Christ does. ⠀⠀

I shall ponder … #SunriseSandi#SandiPonders#Identity

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