Where do you get your identity?
There are a number of factors that people use to determine their identity. Some use their associations, occupation or political and social movements, others identity with a gender or race and still others identify with some even god or bad in their past. In past years people’ identity have become blurred and confused. While trying to be inclusive and politically correct many have misplaced their identity.
Since God created humanity, only He can give us our true identity. That identity will superceede and transcend any other methods of identification. Certainly natural identification is important, but when circumstances change that cause us to no longer be within that group or occupation we must have an underlying identity so we won’t be shaken. Our spiritual identity is such. We must realize that our purpose if life and our destiny in life are inseparably linked to our identity. If we fail to discovery our true identity will never find our true purpose for life nor will we be able to fulfill the destine we were create for.
Eph 2:10 says, ” We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works.” 1 Cor 5:17,”If any man is in Christ he is a new creation, old things have passed, all things have become new.” These two scriptures state the we have a new identity in Christ and a New purpose in Christ. As we study God’s word we discover who we really are and what we have been called to do on earth.
Ask yourself, Have I made Jesus the Lord of my life? If not, do that now, that is the first step of discovering your true identity.
New time well consider several characteristics of our new identity. Until then remember it is the truth you know and walk in that sets you free.
Pastor Carl Benton