I’ve struggled with my identity. I have a not-so-good habit of letting my past dictate my future. This hinders me from moving forward in who God has created me to be. As I was discussing this topic with friends, I realized how much this has become an issue for me. I decided I will not stay in this place.
I have been conquering these lies with what is True.
I have had to learn that what I do nor do my mistakes, define who I am.
Too often we believe our identity lies is in what we do, what we have, our achievements, accolades, appearance, organizations we belong to, etc.
However, when these things fail us we are left confused and unsure. This my friend, is an identity crisis.
Finding Your True Identity
Our identity comes from our Lord, who was born and died for our sin-ridden life. Who gave us a clean slate, a new start to live a life destined by Him!
Christmas represents the glorious birth of Christ who was born in obscurity with a purpose to save you and me. He lived His life to share the gospel, and to offer us freedom! He did not allow His upbringing or any other circumstance to deter Him. His identity was in the Father. He stayed focus on the Father.
Dear friend, did you catch that? Your identity is in Christ! Keep your focus on the Lord.
You are His friend.- John 15:15
You are co-heir in the Kingdom of God, as I like to say to myself: you are a Daughter of Royalty…act like it!- Romans 8:17
You are His beloved. Colossians 3:12
You are saved by grace…no matter your mistakes, you are no longer your past sins…you are redeemed by God.-Ephesians 2:8-9
You see, it’s more than just a tree and gifts. The birth of baby Jesus was the beginning of what was to come. Today, you and I are a part of the greatest gift and miracle of Salvation.
Your identity is wrapped up in the forgiveness, redemption, and love of Jesus Christ.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
-Galations 2:20 (ESV)
How are you embracing your identity today?