Jul 5, 2021
In this episode, OCF Communications Intern Joshua Schumacher
interviews MAJ Lynda Johnson, USA (Ret.).
Who am I? That was the big question behind the article that I wrote
for COMMAND magazine in the fall of 2020.
The article, which focused on the topic of identity, briefly
included the story of Lynda Johnson and how her identity was shaken
after she was told she couldn’t run anymore unless she wanted to
risk more damage to her health. As it turns out, there is a whole
lot more to her story than what we covered in COMMAND. Today,
you’ll hear both her life story and the story of how she found her
identity in Christ as she shares her testimony of military life at
the intersection of faith, family, and profession.
As you listen to Lynda’s story, here are four questions to
- Lacking her Christ-centered identity, Lynda’s self-described
work ethic was a “dream for bosses” but a “nightmare for
subordinates and peers.” How would those you lead describe your
treatment of them?
- What do you think Lynda means when it comes to identifying in
Christ that “I longer see myself as the star of my movie that God
had already seen before”?
- “Embracing powerlessness in self” is an important aspect of
developing our identity in Christ. How does the restraint of our
power in our professional, personal, and societal relationships
allow others to benefit?
- Meekness is fully grasping God’s grace, to receive what we’re
undeserving of, such as eternal life. How does having our identity
in Christ help us model the meekness He demonstrated in a world
that scorns meekness as weakness?
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org