The other day I called a friend to encourage him in love and good deeds. I got his voice mail, so I left a message. In the process I articulated something that has been intriguing me ever since.

Who we are is the sum of our choices. This means that simply by making a right choice today, you can be a different person tomorrow then you were yesterday.

The cumulative effect of these choices determines who we are and who we are becoming. The power of this realization is that it rejects the power of the past to dictate who we are and are becoming, and frees up our future to be determined by our actions today.

4 thoughts on “Identity

  1. It is amazing how faithful Yahovah is … we live in troubled times my friend, and were it not for one of the ladies on my ‘e-porch’ .. I would not have stumbled upon your blog (or maybe I would have). However, this entry, I feel, will be our catalyst to move from the ‘past’ … do better today… and lead to a brighter tomorrow. We had just finished a conversation of discussing why we are at this stage in our lives and had brought up all the past … in the end we decided that looking back could not in anyway help us – and that we must now do what we can TODAY so that we can move forward for tomorrow.

    Thank you Virginia for sending this link, and thank you Nate for being faithful to post this revelation!

    Blessings & Shalom
    Mesharet Outreach Network

  2. We are truly in tumultuous times! Phyllis Tickle calls it a “hinge-time.” One of those ‘moments’ that happens every 500-ish years in Church History and shakes everything up, revitalizes the dominant expression of Messiah’s body, and forms a new, vibrant expression of the Faith moving forward.

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