Who Are You?

The next time someone asks you “What do you do?” try not to tell them about your job. It’s hard. Making and spending money is so central to our way of thinking that we have completely confused value with vocation. Ben Franklin told us “time is money” and we believed him. That lie has left us with what Lewis Lapham describes as “the self-destroying swindle that the exchange rate between the worth of a thing is the price of a thing.” Nonsense. Ask a man on his deathbed how he wants to use his final moments, and he won’t ask to be shown his possessions one last time. If he’s lucky enough to have loved ones in his life, all he will want is their presence because time is worship.

There’s nothing like really knowing God and living each day in His constant company. The riches of His universe are a poor second to His immeasurable love for us, and when we see our lives as an opportunity to love Him, we open ourselves to a storehouse of treasure. In Christ, our relationship with the Father is restored and friend, your day will change the moment you see yourself walking hand in hand with God.

You will never again confuse what you do with who you are.

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Psalm 90:12

Teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.

 

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Rick Wilcox

Rick is voraciously interested in the holistic transformation of people individually and in an organizational context - enabled by technology, educated continuously through multi-channel systems and informed by the wisdom of history's greatest thinkers. He is a Ph.D. student at Faulkner University, focusing on the appearance of the Logos in English Literature. He earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Science in Management from Sam Houston State University. His undergraduate studies earned a BA with double majors in Sociology and Theology from Houston Baptist University. Rick is an ordained minister who leads the Parenting Teens Adult Community at Faith Bible Church in The Woodlands Texas.