Being Made Over Time – Jon Acuff
How do we not confuse making with achievement? In his (too brief) talk, Jon used the story of the Prodigal Son to explore what it looks like for God to make us.
1. Remember Who You Are
You are not the things you make. Your identity isn’t wrapped up in things.
God doesn’t make things better. He makes things new.
The prodigal planned to return to his father and declare himself a slave. The prodigal could misname himself when he wasn’t in the father’s presence. But not when he fell at his father’s feet he couldn’t. Because his identity was set: he wasn’t a slave, he was a Son.
2. Remember who God is
God will not be handcuffed by your failures or handcuffed by your successes.
God solves problems by throwing parties.
The older brother missed the party because he was working in the field. The older brother insisted on being a slave. He denied his identity: he’s also a Son.