Why Identity

We are living in a world where there are so many voices defining us, some from within and some from without. I personally sometimes find myself believing what people say about me or how my emotions or circumstances define me. It is not until I realize who I really am irrespective of all the voices, that I will live up to the person who my Creator says I am. This piece I’m not only writing for myself, as a quick reminder of the truth, but also for you who may find it helpful.

It doesn’t matter how everybody else calls you or defines you, it doesn’t even matter how you define yourself. The only truth about your identity is found in the word of God. Not even your circumstances, your history, your failures, your success, your struggles, your ideologies, your feelings /emotions either good or bad, have the authority to define you. You are who God says you are. You have been created in the image of God, it means your skin color, your body shape, your personality, every unique aspect of your physicality have been made in the very image of God. You personality is a unique expression of the creative genius of God. You are made and fitted with the uniqueness of your personality in the image of God. You are not introverted by mistake, neither are you extroverted by mistake. Even your weaknesses aren’t a liability, they are actually a unique fitting by God because these weaknesses just become a platform for the strength of God to be displayed through your life. So you can surrender all of who you are to God through Jesus Christ so that His glory will be shown through you.

So Who Exactly Are you

You are a child of God and the Holy Spirit lives on the inside of you. You are reconciled with God through Jesus Christ, you have been justified and you have peace through God. You have access to God’s wisdom, you are Christ’s ambassador and you have Christ’s righteousness. You are completely forgiven and you are tenderly loved and you are the temple in which God dwells. You are blameless, you are the salt of the earth and you the light of the world. You are chosen by Christ to bear fruit, you are a joint Heir with Christ and you share His inheritance with him. You are united with the Lord, you are a member of the body of Christ and you are a saint. You are chosen by God, you are a child of light and you are holy.

You share in God’s heavenly calling, you are sanctified and you are one of God’s stones being built up in Christ as a spiritual house. You are a member of a chosen race, you are a royal priesthood and you are created to sing the praises of God. You are rooted and built up in Christ, you are fearfully and wonderfully made and you are born of God. You have the mind of Christ, you can approach God with boldness freedom and confidence. You have been rescued from the devil’s domain and you have been transferred into the Kingdom of Christ. You have been made complete in Christ, you have been given the spirit of love and the power of a sound mind. All of your needs are met by God for you are royalty in God’s Kingdom.

You have been born with a price, you have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit in you and you are free from any condemning charges that are against you. Nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus. You have been established and anointed by God, you are a personal witness of Christ and you are a citizen of Heaven. You are God’s co-worker, you are seated with Christ in the heavenly places and you are God’s workmanship. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

It is difficult to live your life as who you truly are when you try to do it on your own. The good thing is you are not on your own, you have the Holy Spirit of God strengthening you to be who you really are. In every decision that you make in your every day to day life, allow yourself to just take a second to think if it allows you to align with who you really are, irrespective of the other voices around you.