BY REV. DORAL PULLEY, Today’s Church Tampa Bay
“We walk by faith and not by sight” (II Corinthians 5:7).
There is a part of you that knows who you really are and what you are called to do. Beyond your gender, age, race, culture, religion, orientation, socio-economic status, family dynamics, educational level, or credit history, is your true identity. The authenticity of who you are is deeper than any title in front or behind your name, any role that you fulfill or position that you hold. Your life is a search for deeper meaning that surpasses human limitations.
When Jesus was 12, he and his parents traveled to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish feasts. While in Jerusalem, Jesus left his parents, Mary, and Joseph. They were unable to find him for 3 days. While his parents were searching for him, he was on a mission to discover his true identity and a search for the meaning of his life.
Following Jesus as your Wayshower, calls you to leave the familiar to search for something deeper. Sometimes your attachment to old thought, speech and behavior patterns makes it challenging for you to walk away but holistic growth and development is worth it.
Reflection Question – Are you having any challenges letting go of the familiar? If so, what is comfortable that desires to cling to you? What challenges you from letting them go?
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa.