It’s not who you are, it’s who you’re Becoming …

Updated: Feb 14

A friend of ours was recently baptized at Flora Pool. Two things stuck out to me from her baptism. First, during her testimony she said, “I am no longer a slave to my resume.” Her statement took me back 14 years to my baptism - a time in my life before I was really a Christ-follower and I was truly a slave to my resume. Prior to Jesus really getting a hold of my heart, my focus was on worldly success. I measured success with my paycheck, my job title, my bank account – everything that is temporary, everything that is meaningless in the long run.

I remember the verses I shared at my baptism - Matthew 16:25-26, “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?”

I remember the few years prior to my baptism feeling like I was forfeiting a lot. My kids were growing up fast. My weight was out of control. My mind was consumed with all things work related. When I was home, I wasn’t really there. Thankfully, God used some tough circumstances and a few difficult individuals in my life to show me how meaningless and empty my pursuits were. Over the course of several years, God drew me closer and closer as only He can do. The tough part is that He had to break me a bit in order to “fix” me. He took me through a few storms in order to make me refocus on what mattered.