Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Identity Crisis

Where is your worth?

I've been pondering this question over the past few months personally. You see, I was the person who put my worth in what I do. I'm Megan, GM of Chick-fil-A. I'm Megan, valedictorian. I'm Megan, preacher's kid. Or sometimes in who I knew. I'm Megan, moose's girlfriend/fiancĂ©/wife. I'm Megan, their sister. I even tried putting my worth into status-I'm Megan, the one with the ____. But I'm realizing, all of those things change and are temporal, and really don't define my identity...or my worth. 

A friend of a friend posted on Facebook a concept that her sweet teenage daughter may be in the midst of believing. "If I don't get a new dress for each of the dances next year, I'll clearly be looked down upon." It sparked a huge debate on where to find cute dresses cheaply. Here's the thing. This friend was looking for affirmation that her daughter's worth is not in a rockin' new dress. Her identity shouldn't be made up of clothes and popularity and stuff. She shouldn't be looked at as the girl who does or doesn't have a new dress each week, rather the girl who loves Jesus. The dress topic was the avenue. I followed; I think her point was proven by how few others did. (And this isn't a solitary incident. I have 14 and 12 year old sisters, I am 26, I live with a 28 year old husband, etc. It's everywhere. How often do we say-if I don't succeed, buy this, win this, then my identity is lost. I become worthless.)

One of my favorite concepts in scripture is 1 Corinthians 11:1, when Paul says, "follow me, even as I follow Christ." Can we look at someone and say, if you want to get to know Christ, then do as I do? Imitate me and you will get closer to Christ. Or, is it-follow me and you will learn how to be an awesome teacher. Follow me and I can show you the best exercises to be thin. Follow me and I can show you how to succeed in your own right. If someone started following you today, where would you lead them? What is it worth for someone to follow you? 

I am Megan, follower of Christ. Adopted daughter of the king. Redeemed by grace. 

Who are you?


  1. Man. What a solid thought to ponder: "If someone started following you today, where would you lead them?"

    Thanks for sharing Megan.

  2. You're awesome. Thanks so much for this.