Identity Crisis

Psychologists will tell us that many people today suffer from an identity crisis.  Maybe the best way to avoid this is to not get attached to our identity.

 

Enoch was a man who was close to God.  In fact, we are told that “Enoch walked with God and he was no more, for God took him.”  That’s about all we know about old brother Enoch.  He walked with God and he was no more.  His identity was wrapped up in God.

 

Jesus said those who try to find their lives will lose their lives, whereas those who lose their lives will find their lives.  Another spiritual paradox, but one that will go a long way toward curing my identity crisis.

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4 Responses to Identity Crisis

  1. ANGEL 22 says:

    THIS POEM IS MY DAILY PRAYER.

    BLESSED ANONYMITY

    THERE IS A NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES
    LET MINE BE LOST IN HIS.
    HIDE ME IN HIS CRIMSON HEART
    O SECRET WAY OF BLISS.

    BLESSED ANONYMITY,
    COUNT MY LIFE BUT LOSS.
    JESUS, THE ONE AND ONLY,
    TREAD OVER ME DEAR CROSS.

    ONE LIFE ALONE WORTH FINDING
    NAIL MINE UNTO THE TREE
    TILL JESUS EVERY SHINING
    IS ALL BEHELD IN ME.

    BRING HIM FORTH EACH DAY I LIVE
    AND LEAVE ME IN THE TOMB.
    I SEE NO OTHER GLORY
    MAKE NOT THE SMALLEST ROOM.

    TAKEN FROM BETH MOORE’S BOOK – FURTHER STILL.

  2. Steve says:

    And it reminds me of the Prayer of St. Francis, especially the second half…

    Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
    where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    where there is injury, pardon;
    where there is doubt, faith;
    where there is despair, hope;
    where there is darkness, light;
    and where there is sadness, joy.

    O Divine Master,
    grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
    to be understood, as to understand;
    to be loved, as to love;
    for it is in giving that we receive,
    it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
    and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

    Amen.

  3. david martin says:

    I have heard the Poem ” Blessed Anonymity” sung as a song. Does
    anyone know who has published this music.

  4. Laura says:

    The poem, Blessed Anonymity, is used and retitled as Jesus, the One and Only. The lyrics may be slightly different. It is the title song for one of Travis Cottrell’s CDs. Here is a link to the CD.

    http://www.traviscottrellstore.com/product_info.php?cPath=2&products_id=20

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