**I hope that these people pictured with me know who I am by my actions more so than by what I say**
As you may know there has been some transition in my job lately. As a result, I’ve been training my replacement in Switch. He’s been phenomenal. I knew that he would be great, but it’s amazing how great he’s been.
As I’ve been transitioning out of my role, it’s been interesting to begin dealing with my identity. Especially writing this blog, for the last 4 years, I’ve been “The preteen ministry” guy. When people ask me questions about ministry they ask me about preteen ministry. Now that I”m moving to high school it’s been especially tough to know that this particular part of me is gone. So that part of me going away has been surprisingly tough to process.
Along with that, I don’t want to become “the high school ministry” guy either. I want to just be J.C. So the last 3 months have been interesting and stretching as I’m becoming J.C. again rather than J.C., who does preteen ministry. I don’t have who I am totally figured out yet as a result but I’m getting pretty close.
So for you, ask yourself this question, who am I? If my life situation was suddenly different, would I be different? If so, you probably should be rethinking who you are. If not, teach me how you know yourself so well.
I pray that we are our best representation of who God made us to be.
Also, very glad to have talked through this idea with a few very encouraging people during the #infuse retreat.
Do you have any trouble living up to your own “profession” or “resume”? Are you known by your work or by who you are that is doing that work?