Who Do You Really Want To Be?

Have you ever asked yourself who you really want to be?  Notice I didn’t ask you what you want to be but rather who do you want to be?

When I am at social gatherings it is amusing for me to watch the interaction among people.  After learning someone’s name, men generally follow up with the second question.  So, what do you do?

We live in a world where our worth is often linked to our job. However, we know that nothing could be further from the truth.  We see people every day who have high power jobs but yet are falling prey to the sins of the world. A United States president accused of involvement in Watergate who ultimately resigned.  Another US president accused of an inappropriate relationship with an intern.  A military general accused of an inappropriate relationship with a business associate. Business executives indicted for criminal activity. These folks know what they want to be but they have struggled with who they want to be.

I can’t help but think of the life of Joseph, detailed in the book of Genesis, when I think of someone who clearly knew what he wanted to be.  Here is a young man who was tempted with sexual immorality by the wife of his boss.  Even when tempted Joseph replied to her, How could I do such a wicked thing? It would be a great sin against God.  Joseph understood who he wanted to be.  He wanted to be a man that followed after the heart of God.  He wasn’t about to let anything destroy his relationship with his God.

So who do you want to be? Do you want to follow after the desires of man or do you want to follow the character of Christ?  Follow God or follow man?  You must pick one. You can’t serve both.

I hope today you make the decision about who you want to be.  Be that person who pursues a relationship with God and builds their character on solid Godly principles.

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