Where do we find our worth, identity, and value? What defines you? Your Title? Position? Degrees? Wealth? Success? Family? Our toys or technology? Or is there something deeper, more significant that can form us into the men we were created to be and provide the freedom we seek?
In this episode, Dean is joined by Daniel Im, the Lead Pastor of Beulah Alliance Church. His latest book is You Are What You Do: And Six Other Lies about Work, Life, and Love. He is also the author of No Silver Bullets and co-author of Planting Missional Churches. He co-hosts the IMbetween Podcast with his wife, Christina.
In recent years, the gig economy has grown rapidly, especially through the pandemic. This is because the gig economy promises a life of freedom and flexibility. You can control what you do and when you do it. In contrast to most ‘day jobs’, you are in control, you can achieve the freedom and flexibility you desire.
There are seven lies we tend to believe as we attempt to define ourselves, and they all come back to our core desire for more freedom and flexibility. This is nothing new. These lies can be traced all the way back to the garden when the serpent tempted Adam and Eve to be their own god and find freedom on their own.
Those seven lies are:
- You are what you do.
- You are what you experience.
- You are what you own.
- You are who you know.
- You are what you know.
- You are who you raise.
- You are your past.
All these lies promise a life of freedom and flexibility when the truth is that freedom and flexibility are only found through Jesus. Through the one who gave up His freedom so that we could experience freedom through eternal life.
The invitation to step into the freedom that only Jesus Christ can provide is open to everyone today. If you are in need of this, take a step towards Jesus.
Listen to the full episode as Daniel and Dean expose these lies and help us understand how we can truly experience the ultimate freedom. Let us not live a lie; let us live in the truth of whom we were created to be! It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. In Him, we can find that and purpose for each one of us.
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