Our friends at Athlete’s In Action Cycling have put together a really great set of cycling specific devotions. I will be posting one a week for the next seven weeks, then will need some new content. I invite all of you to submit any thoughts, general concepts or full-blown devotions to me at [email protected] so that we can not only post them for all of our members to read and enjoy, but also to share with AiACycling as a way of saying thanks for this great work.
In this final installment by Dr. Hofmann we explore our identity.
Identity: Living Into the New You
by: Dr. Carl Hofmann
“See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.” 1 John 3:1
“We’re only as good as our last result,” confessed a bike racer. It’s easy to feel that way: our identity is often defined by our latest performance. We’re just the sum total of our palmares, our lifetime record of race results. But is that enduring enough? Can that identity see us through loss, illness, injury, or a forced retirement from the sport? Identity is a basic human issue. We need an identity that lasts, that’s big enough and stronger than our performance. God wants to give us new identities in Jesus Christ, fresh starts, confident new foundations that can weather whatever life dishes out.