When we live a life of trying, we are destined to fail. All God’s children are called to an extraordinary life. To do this we must start from the beginning – knowing our identity. No more “image management” and being concerned about how our faith looks to others. What matters is our actual faith. Period. Leave behind weakness and fear and choose strength and courage. Jesus lived his life from birth to burial knowing this who he is – the Son of God. With knowing and accepting our identity in Christ we too will live an extraordinary life. Jesus began his ministry with baptism – a statement to the world as to who he was and still is, the Son of God. As sons and daughters of God, baptism will demonstrate our identity and secure our identity as we declare our faith.