IDENTITY

LIVE IN OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE IN OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST?

WHAT IS IDENTITY? WHO ARE WE? 

WE ALL HAVE THESE SAME QUESTIONS BECAUSE THERE’RE SO MANY OPINIONS THAT WE’RE BOMBARDED WITH THAT CAUSE US TO SECOND GUESS OUR IDENTITY.

SOME OF US, UNFORTUNATELY, ALLOW OTHERS AND EXTERNAL THINGS TO DEFINE US WHEN WE SHOULD BE ALLOWING OUR IDENTITY TO BE FOUND IN CHRIST ALONE.

BUT WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE IN OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST IF THERE AREN’T VERY MANY PEOPLE SETTING AN EXAMPLE?

LET’S START WITH THE FIRST QUESTION AND THEN WE’LL MOVE FORWARD.

WHAT IS OUR TRUE IDENTITY?

OUR TRUE IDENTITY IS IN CHRIST ALONE.

THAT WAS EASY ENOUGH.

BUT LET ME TELL YOU WHAT OUR IDENTITY ISN’T.

OUR IDENTITY SHOULDN’T BE IN WHAT THE WORLD SAYS IT IS.

THE SUGGESTIONS OF OTHERS ARE NICE, BUT IF WE DON’T KNOW OUR TRUE IDENTITY IN CHRIST, WE’LL ALLOW OTHERS TO TELL US WHO AND WHAT WE ARE.

OUR IDENTITY ISN’T OUR CURRENT ROLE.

MY CURRENT ROLE IS A STAY AT HOME WIFE AND BLOGGER.

THAT IS NOT MY IDENTITY THOUGH.

YOUR CURRENT ROLE MAY BE STAY AT HOME MOM, STUDENT, TEACHER, BANKER, MILLIONAIRE, ETC.

THAT ROLE IS NOT YOUR IDENTITY THOUGH.

WE MAY BE KEEPING UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST TRENDS AND CONSUMING THE LATEST FASHION AND MAKEUP PRODUCTS, BUT THAT’S NOT OUR IDENTITY.

WHO ARE WE AS INDIVIDUALS?

WHY WERE WE MADE?

OUR TRUE IDENTITY IS IN CHRIST.

WE ARE GOD’S CREATION MADE FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE AND PLAN THAT’LL GLORIFY JESUS.

THIS IS WHO WE ARE BECAUSE GOD SAID IT.

WE AREN’T DEFINED BY WHAT WE HAVE OR WHAT WE CAN DO.

OUR IDENTITY IS SOLELY IN CHRIST, MEANING THAT WE BELIEVE JESUS CAME, DIED, AND ROSE AGAIN SO THAT WE COULD BE RECONCILED TO OUR CREATOR, GOD.

ONCE HE DID THIS, OUR TRUE IDENTITY WAS MADE KNOWN AND WAS FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO US.

IF WE BELIEVE THIS IN OUR HEARTS AND CONFESS IT WITH OUR MOUTHS, THEN THIS IS THE TRUTH OF OUR IDENTITY….

  • WE ARE BLAMELESS BEFORE GOD BECAUSE OF JESUS
  • WE ARE FREE TO LOVE
  • WE ARE FREE TO SERVE
  • WE ARE BEING MADE INTO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST DAILY
  • WE ARE FREE. PERIODT.

NEXT STEPS IN LIVING IN TRUE IDENTITY

NOW YOU MAY BE WONDERING, “WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS IN LIVING IN THIS IDENTITY IN CHRIST?”

ACCEPT THAT THIS IS OUR TRUE IDENTITY.

I THINK THAT ONCE WE REALIZE OUR TRUE IDENTITY LIES IN CHRIST, WE NEED TO GROW IN UNDERSTANDING ABOUT WHY THAT’S IMPORTANT.

WE NEED TO LEARN FROM THE WORD OF GOD TO KNOW WHO GOD SAYS WE ARE.

THE BOOK OF ROMANS IS SUCH A GOOD BOOK TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE IN AND THROUGH OUR TRUE IDENTITY IN CHRIST.

  • WE LEARN HOW THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL SAVES LIVES, AND HOW TO SHARE THE GOSPEL UNASHAMED (ROMANS 1:16).
  • WE LEARN THAT WE’RE SAVED FROM GOD’S WRATH THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS.
  • GOD’S KINDNESS IS WHAT LED US TO REPENT AND ACCEPT OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST.
  • WE ARE MADE FOR AN AUDIENCE OF ONE WHICH IS GOD.
  • OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST GIVES US THE FREEDOM TO READ AND BELIEVE THAT EVERY WORD AND PROMISE IN THE BIBLE IS A PROMISE WE CAN TAKE TO HEART.

GO READ ROMANS AND BE FED BY THE TRUTH ABOUT WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST.

NOW THAT WE HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO LIVE IN OUR TRUE IDENTITY IN CHRIST, NOW IT’S TIME TO LIVE THROUGH IT.

THIS MIGHT SOUND REPETITIVE, BUT TRUST ME, THIS IS A WHOLE DIFFERENT BALL GAME.

FROM THAT IDENTITY WE HAVE TO GROW IN FAITH.

FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD, SO IF WE TRUST THAT OUR TRUE IDENTITY IS IN CHRIST, THEN WE HAVE TO TAKE GOD’S HAND AND FOLLOW HIS LEAD.

I LOVE PSALM 23 (GO READ IT), WHERE IT TALKS ABOUT GOD LEADING AND GUIDING US.

HE’S GONNA MUTE ALL THE OPINIONS AND SUGGESTIONS THAT PEOPLE WILL OFFER US ABOUT OUR TRUE IDENTITY.

WE AREN’T UNDER ANY LABELS THE WORLD TRIES TO GIVE US.

GOD BOUGHT US AT THE PRICE OF HIS SON, SO HE’S THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS THE AUTHORITY TO TELL US WHO WE ARE.

AS WE READ HIS WORD, WE NEED TO TALK TO HIM AND DRAW CLOSE TO HIM EVERY DAY.

WE’LL BE THAT MUCH CLOSER TO WHO GOD IS CALLING US TO BE.

TRUTH ABOUT OUR TRUE IDENTITY

EVERYONE HAS A TRUE IDENTITY THAT THEY’RE SEARCHING FOR.

I HEARD A SERMON THAT SAID SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF, “EVERYONE HAS A GOD SHAPED VOID IN THEIR HEARTS. HE WANTS TO FILL IT.”

AS GOD’S CREATION, WE EACH HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL AND SPECIFIC IDENTITY.

THAT MAKES US SPECIAL AND UNIQUE TO GOD.

AFTER WE ACCEPT, LEARN AND START LIVING IN AND THROUGH OUR TRUE IDENTITY, WE CAN START UNRAVELING THE PURPOSE GOD PLACED ON OUR LIFE.

WE AS BELIEVERS ARE HEIRS WITH CHRIST BECAUSE WE ARE DEFINED BY HIM. (1 PETER 1:3-4) 

GOD THOUGHT OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US BEFORE THE CREATION OF THE WORLD. 

HOW CRAZY AMAZING IS THAT TO THINK AND DIGEST?! 

HE HAD OUR IDENTITIES FIGURED OUT BEFORE WE WERE THOUGHT OF, BEFORE OUR PARENTS, BEFORE OUR GRANDPARENTS, AND THEIR PARENTS, AND ON AND ON. 

THROUGH LIVING IN OUR TRUE IDENTITY IN CHRIST AND THROUGH CHRIST, THE EMPTINESS AND NEGATIVE NOTIONS WE HAVE ABOUT LIFE WILL START TO BE LIFTED.

WE’LL BE ABLE TO FOCUS ON THE PURPOSE SET BEFORE US.

ONCE WE EACH STEP INTO OUR TRUE IDENTITY, WE CAN START LIVING OUR TRUE PURPOSE AND START SHARING THAT WITH OTHERS.

IT’S CALLED THE GOSPEL.

WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT, OUR IDENTITY LIES IN THE CROSS AND CHRIST CRUCIFIED AND HIM BEING RAISED FROM THE DEAD.

THE SAME GOD WHO RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD LIES IN US AND WANTS TO WORK IN AND THROUGH US.

THE TRUTH IS, SO MANY ARE SEARCHING FOR THEIR TRUE IDENTITY.

ARE WE GOING TO SIT BACK AND WASTE TIME, AS BELIEVERS, DECIDING IF WE BELIEVE THIS?

WE NEED TO STEP INTO OUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST AND SHARE THIS WITH THIS WORLD. 

WHAT DO YOU PLAN ON DOING THIS WEEK TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH ABOUT THE IDENTITY PEOPLE ARE SEARCHING FOR?

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