By Roderick Logan, DPTh, CFTP
What does it mean to hear the LORD’s instructions and act accordingly? On this topic, many of us grapple with obedience and so we often ask the question, “What should I do?” This is particularly timely as we enter into the new year (2017) and are making New Year’s resolutions - goals of what we believe we should or we desire to achieve.
In truth, this question cannot be answered until a higher question is answered...
“Who am I?” and “Who should I be?” This is the guide that always determine “what I do” or “what I should do.”
Likewise, indecision reflects someone who is in doubt about their identity. Decisions are harder to make when one is in flux about who they are.
Paul addresses this issue in Ephesians 2. In verse 19 he writes:
“So then, you are no longer foreigners and strangers. On the contrary, you are fellow-citizens with God's people and members of God's family.”
Knowing who I am not only empowers my decisions of what to do and how to act, but it liberates me from image management and people pleasing.
Do you know yet who you are? And, who you are not?
Roderick Logan, DPTh, CFTP
Roderick is an Adoption Educator and Trauma Professional with Christian Family Care, in Phoenix, Arizona. He is an alum of Grand Canyon University and holds a Master’s in Biblical Counseling and a Doctorate in Practical Theology from Master’s International University of Divinity. He is a Certified Family Trauma Professional with the Arizona Trauma Institute and the International Association of Trauma Professionals.