Our identities are naturally shaped by the hands we’ve been dealt in life—our personalities, ethnicities, birth order, childhood experiences, and so on. Even the things we can influence—our achievements and the roles we play—are subject to change. When all of these influences define who we are and how we see ourselves, our identities become unstable, even fragile. But the apostle Paul provides insight that can help us anchor our identities to something secure and stable.
New starts bring along with them new opportunity. As our church launches into a new season, we have the opportunity to be a part of all the new God is going to do in the hearts and lives of those in our community.