That’s a good question. Let me try to answer that question according to the roles I play.
Though I play many roles at many times, I hold three most dear.
The most important pieces of my identity are that I’m a Husband, I’m a Father and I’m a Christ Follower.
Husband: I have a wonderful wife that takes priority in my life.
Father: I’m the daddy to two of the best boys on earth!
Christ Follower: He gave his all for me, so I give my all for him. He’s the reason that I prioritize being a Husband and Father the way I do.
Truth is, I fall woefully short in all of these roles. He just gives me the grace, mercy and strength to stand back up and try again when I fail.
I have other roles as well, but they aren’t as important as those three. I’m a pastor, mentor, discipler, coach. I’m a gamer, martial artists, musician, fisherman. I’m a book lover, gyro eatin’, pho hungerin’, redneck in denial.
But then again, do any of those identifiers really identify who I am?
Nah, not really. I am, who I am, in Christ.
Everything else is just a role in the midst of it.
Right now, my desire is to care more about other people.