If you found out who you were meant to be would you settle for who you are now?

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If you found out who you were meant to be would you settle for who you are now?

I just read the above statement on Facebook.  There is so much information and media being thrown at the average American I wonder if we can actually disseminate or even handle the barage of media overload. That being said I admit to being a victim. I have a Twitter, Facebook, and a couple email accounts being pushed live to my phone. I have more info than I need. I probably miss a large share and most I will never miss…. but there are nuggets out there that can build me up or make me think. The above quote is one I’m glad I stumbled upon.

If you found out who you were meant to be would you settle for who you are now?

I have been writing lately out of Romans and identity has been a theme. Our identity has been redeemed at the cross and very few people realize what that means. I remember the Beanie Babby craze where people woul pay outrageous prices for stuffed animals. McDonalds came out with the mini-Beanie Babies and people woul actually follow the McDonalds semi trucks to make sure they would get the newest stuffed animsl to complete their collections. Think about Black Friday where the lines outside of big box retailers go for blocks and individuals camp outside the stores 48+ hours before a midnight store opening. People go to fanatical lengths to acquire things. The Beanie Babies, the XBOX, the latest version of Halo, etc. will all perish and yet we spend/waste so much effort and time over. There are collectors who spend there entire lives with some niche. I ask this, are you willing to waste your life walking into your original identity? Personally I am not there but I’m desiring to know it. I am changing my lifes priorities. I was once told the degree you press in is the dgree recieve.

**WARNING BLUNTNESS TO FOLLOW**

**READ AT OWN RISK**

Starting out with a question, who has ever had a sin issue that you have had an issue overcoming? We all have, its a part of the sin nature that most people walk under. A few years back a guy who was in a youth group I lead started asked me to join a (private) group he sarted to help thwart masturbation. Not gonna lie, it was a awkward. I joined but soon realized this was a 12 step group type of deal that was destined to fail. Temptations of sexual nature plague 120% of guys I can’t speak for the ladies. Personal experience says will power alone will not make it go away. The other part is the saying, what you put in is what comes out. I noticed for guys who struggle with sexual issues they don’t filter what goes in to well. Let’s face it, the media constantly bombards our senses, especially the eyes, with explicit images. When I have had issues I can guarantee that I am feeding my flesh better than my spirit. God sent his son to restore us to our pre-Adams fall. Our identity was hard reset through the cross. We can walk in that today. I have found that when I am filling my spirit with his word and turning my heart towards him lust and sin issues are a non issue. The reality of who I was called to be is being revealed the more I fill my spirit with things from above rather than this world. I ask the question are you willing to waste your life to find and claim your identity with more zeal than Justn Bieber tickets? With more zeal than Beanie Babies? As I write this the Misty Edwards song “I will waste my life” is rolling through my head…

Would you waste your life fir anything less then that whole hearted relationship with God here on earth, now?

In seeking to walk into what my original identity should be, who I want to be in Christ, I walk in faith that God wants to meet me and through grace make it happen.

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About Ben Kilen

I am a average guy father of 4. I don't claim any super powers or amazing talents. I do have a double jointed thumb and I have always hoped it would bring me wealth and fame but so far it hasn't. I am an eclectic music lover as long and by music current day main stream rap does not qualify as music. Anything that has one to two sentences hammered over and over with no melody or excessive auto tune does not qualify.

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