What is your Identity?
Where is exactly is your identity? Meaning where is your heart? Where is your home? Are you always striving for the next best thing or are you content with what you have? Sometimes or maybe all the time are striving to please other people or are you obeying God and trusting Him? Do you seek to just be successful financially or are we striving to love God and be thankful for Jesus. You see the thing is this dark and broken world tells us we need to get this, or have this thing. Or maybe if we get that one thing we will be happy. However, the Word of Truth tells us God is our comforter, deliver, helper, healer, prince of peace, life and joy.
Your identity is what you choose to believe about yourself. Do you believe you are fearfully and wonderfully made? Or do you believe you need to lose 10 pounds then you will be happy. Because if you believe once you reach a certain goal you will find happiness the truth is you will never find happiness. If you are always searching for something you will never find it until you realize its right in front of you this whole time.
Fortunately, you don’t have to always be searching. If you believe Jesus Christ is your identity and your source of life you will be joyful and content in all circumstances no matter what this life brings you.
How to have identity is Christ:
First off, to have your identity in Christ, you must know and BELIEVE the truth which is:
“For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—” Romans 6:6
This is the truth. The old self is gone and the new one has come. You are no longer a slave of sin. Now you are child of God. “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—” John 1:12.
Next, when you believe in Jesus and receive Him you are able to have your identity in Him. You do this by obeying His commands in the Bible, trusting Him in ALL your ways and remaining in Him. You must also believe that you are a Child of God! Because you are! This means, nothing in this life can separate you from Him (Romans 8:38).
John 1:12 says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name”.
Live for God
In order to have Christ as your identity you must live our your life for Him. Frankly, this is the best identity we could ever have. Many people put their trust in so many things, but what do you trust? Because if you trust God you will live out your life for Him. If you do not trust God then you will live to always be searching and looking for something when really its right here.
I encourage you to TRUST God in order to be a child of God. And you wont regret it. So sumbit to God and give all you have to Him and let Him take control of your life and it will be the best decision of your life.