So many people today find their identity in the work they do. Is this a harmful or a good thing? I have been reading Peter Bregman’s book 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done in which he quotes Dr. Paul Rosenfield, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University who says:
Establishing your identity through work alone can restrict your sense of self, and make you vulnerable to depression, loss of self-worth, and loss of purpose when the work is threatened
This seems to me to be exactly in line with what the Bible says about identity. When we find our identity in anything other than Jesus we will always find the thing we build our identity on to be lacking.
What are you building your identity on?
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