Let’s play Sharks and Minnows.
One person is the shark and stands in the middle, while the rest run and try not to get tagged. If a minnow gets tagged, they become a shark and help tag! Go until one minnow remains!
When playing that game, your identity was based on if you got tagged or not. Let’s talk about an identity that never changes and is not random.
For this week and next week, we will focus on our first truth: you were made on purpose for a purpose.
We all look or act like someone. Maybe you have someone’s eyes, hair color, height or some characteristic.
In the Bible we learn that “God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” – Genesis 1:27
As children of God, we are made in the image of God. We are made uniquely and specifically to resemble God so others know that we belong to Him. We are made on purpose to show off God’s glory and love. When people look at us, they can see we are a part of God’s family because God has shared His beautiful characteristics with us.
In the Book of Psalms, we read how God made us: “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb” (vv. 139:13).
God’s first play in His game plan reminds us that we were created by Him for a purpose. So, we can be confident that our identity, the thing that makes us unique, is found in God, our Heavenly Father. How does that make you feel?
“Dear God, thank You for making me on purpose for a purpose. I know I am made to show Your love and glory to all who see me. Let others see You when they see me. Amen.”