Our Identity

Our Identity…do you know who you are?

“You are worthless, I cannot believe what you did!” “You cannot be a Christian, look at how you act!”

OK, don’t take those statements personally…they are not from me! But have you ever heard those comments from others or in your own heart? Well dear ones, we must believe the Word of God if we are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ! And the Word of God tells us truths that we must hide in our hearts. The enemy will always serve up our guilt and shame. We are worthless once we believe those lies. We can only live this life out if we believe what He says is true. And “our identity” is sealed!!

Last time we touched on some Biblical truths…up against “untruths” that sometimes can plague us. Let’s talk about some more of these truths!

I am such a failure. “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are pershing.” 1 Corinthians 2:14-15 I am always in triumph, despite appearances.

I am hopeless. “No, in all these things we are more than conquerers through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37 I overwhelmingly conquer through Him.

I cannot understand the Bible. “But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old convenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:14-18 My hardened mind has been changed.

(Sigh) I will never change. “Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone and the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 I have been changed. The old has gone and the new has come!

No one is righteous. “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 I am the righteousness of God in Christ.

I have no parents. “But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out ‘Abba Father’. So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.” Galatians 4:4-7 I am a child of God and His heir.

Is this not the most incredible, wonderful news? Our identity in Christ is not up for debate!! There are so many more truths, this listing is not exhaustive. My heart is overflowing with thanksgiving when I realize again what the Father has done for me….and you! Walking along that lighted path of truth is what we must have to survive. These truths can help others along their journey as Christ followers.

I know so many hurting people right now. Many going through situations that are heartbreaking. As Believers, we are not immune to these circumstances that the world throws at us. But knowing our identity, knowing and believing His Word, and following that light….that’s our hope and that is what will get us through!

Be blessed,

Isaiah 55:8-9

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