What makes you… you? Is it your DNA? Everyone has a different fingerprint, maybe your fingerprint is what makes you – you? Of course, if I were to describe you I would talk about your height, weight and appearance. Do those things define you?
What is your identity? Is it your experiences? Your mistakes? Your successes? Does where you live define you? Who you spend time with? How much money you have? Does that define you?
All of these things are temporary. These things do not define who you are. And if you get a sense of identity from them, it will not last. When everything else fails, at your core who are you? What is your identity? And why is it important?
Many believe that their identity comes from what they have done. This is a lie from Satan. Your identity comes from what God has done for you! God has given his most valuable person (Jesus) for you…. His precious son. This makes you Valuable, Acceptable, Significant and SECURE in Christ! Your true identity also comes from what God has said about you. 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. There is no reason to live in defeat and depression when you know whose you are and what HE gives you as his child.
You ARE GOD’S CHILD!
As God’s child, you have an inheritance from Him through the Holy Spirit, that affords you all that you need for life and godliness ~ 2 Peter 1:3
You are an acceptable child of God ~ Romans 5:1
You are a saint ~ Ephesians 1:1
You are a forgiven child who is free from condemnation ~ Romans 8:1-2
You are complete in Christ ~ Colossians 2:10
You cannot be separated from God’s love for you ~ Romans 8:35-39
You are never alone ~ Hebrews 13:5
God is your helper, you have no reason to fear ~ Hebrews 13:6
You are anointed and sealed by God ~ 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
You have been given a spirit of love, power and a sound mind…NOT FEAR ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
You can find grace and mercy any time you need ~ Hebrews 4:16
You have been chosen and appointed to produce spiritual fruit in this world ~ John15:16
You are a light in this dark world. God has work for you to do and people to bless ~ Matthew 5:13-14
You do not need to be ashamed because you are God’s workmanship ~ Ephesians 2:10
You may approach God with freedom and confidence anytime ~ Ephesians 3:12
You can do all things through Jesus who gives you strength ~ Philippians 4:13
Live and behave according to these truths because this is YOUR IDENTITY!
This is TRULY Who you ARE!