In the movie Clean Slate, Dana Carvey plays a private detective involved in a murder investigation.
The problem is that he has anterograde amnesia and is unable to remember any details of his life from the day before. So each day, as he wakes up, he listens to a cassette tape reminding him of who he is and why he is here. This habit helps him, ultimately, to put away the bad guy and win the heart of his true love. (Oops, spoiler alert.)
Just like Carvey’s character, sometimes it’s easy to forget day-after-day just who the real “you” is.
It’s not a bad idea to pick up his habit — to begin each day with a reminder of who you are and why you are here.
It’s a reminder that you don’t get from a cassette tape machine. You get it from the Word….
Who are you, then?
• A child of God.
• A friend of Jesus.
• A new creation.
• Whole and complete.
And that’s just the beginning.
Each new day is a clean slate, another chance to live the life God called you to live, to be the person he called you to be.
Forget yesterday. Remind yourself today of who you are in Christ, and who Christ is in you.
Let this be your identity. Let this determine who you are and what you do.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:23)
This memo is taken from Steve’s book, It’s All in the Dailies.