Whether we admit it or not, we care so much. We might express it differently, but we are all looking for someone, or something, to show that we matter. Is it in your family? In your career? In the knowledge you’ve acquired?
What if worrying and trying so hard to prove to someone or something that we matter didn’t have to be an option? The Gospel tells us that we don’t have to work harder, achieve more, or prove ourselves to find acceptance or love. That’s given to us, by grace, when we accept Jesus and receive the Holy Spirit.
Does what you do flow out of who you are or does who you are flow out of what you do? You don’t have to live in the identity you achieve, but live in what you receive in Christ.