Do you ever find yourself wanting to be someone else, to be someone different from who you are? Perhaps we've all fantasized at times about moving far away and making a clean start, getting a new identity. God, too, wants to give us a new identity. It's not that God made a mistake in who we are--we make the mistakes. Perhaps we could say it better like this: God wants to remind us of who we are and of the amazing relationship we can have with our Creator.
- God’s love for us.
- A parent’s love and care for their child (or, this should be unconditional.)
- Our Christian disciplines and holy habits—we do these regardless of God’s response, or should.
- The proper execution of our jobs—we do what we’re hired to do...regardless of feelings, people, etc.