Regardless of our story, we share a common pursuit. The search for our true identity drives us to be understood and appreciated for who we really are. Yet, deep inside each of us is a longing for something more. Those are not evil desires. God created the thirst so we can enjoy him, the Living Water fulfilling our every need and want.
Unfortunately, we spend much time and energy looking elsewhere for our fulfillment and identity. It feels natural to look to our family, friends, successes, or failures to help define us.
The key is to understand that you are a part of a new family, the family of God, and allow His truth of who you are to fill your heart and mind. Ephesians 2:19 says, “So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family.”
You have a new life in Christ. You have a new name in Christ.
Here is just a lovely taste of who you are in Christ. I encourage you to take a few days to read and listen to these Scriptures:
- Belonging to God – John 17:9
- Delighted in – Isaiah 42:1
- Equipped – 2 Timothy 3:17
- Accepted – Romans 15:7
- Free – Romans 8:2
- Beautiful – Isaiah 61:10
- Treasured – Psalm 83:3
- Victorious – 1 Corinthians 15:57
- Forgiven – 1 John 1:9
- Overcomer – 1 John 5:4-5
- Perfect and complete – James 1:2-4
- Delivered – 2 Timothy 4:18
- Redeemed – Galatians 3:13
- Known – 2 Timothy 2:19
- Indestructible – 1 Peter 1:23
There are more than 200 descriptions of your true identity in Scripture!
You may “know” these Scriptural facts, but take time to let these truths sink deep into your core. God desires these truths to be embedded in your heart and mind so that you will not be deceived when accusations come.
I pray that you will be able to walk each day in honor and dignity, knowing you are a beloved child of God Most High.
*For deeper reflection, listen to Ephesians 2 today.