We live in a world that is full of people who are lost… We live in a world where many people are searching for a sense of belonging to someone or something… Where many believe that they simply don’t fit in… The enemy would love nothing more than to keep us in the dark about who we are, our relationship with Christ and the benefits of being a child of God.

Who am I?

Many of us have asked this question a one time or another. It is an inward desire to discover who we are. It is imperative that we know who we are in and apart from Jesus and are reminded of these truths regularly. who-am-i-e1390489253574

God loves us even if we haven’t loved him.
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us.” (1 John 4:10)

God wants us to know him.
The Bible says God is at work in everyone’s life. “So that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” (Acts 17:27)

Some of you may be passively indifferent to God or actively opposed to Him.

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6)

“And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.” (John 3:19-20)

Jesus Christ came to do what we could not do for ourselves. We must personally trust Him as our Lord and Savior“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Our own efforts to earn God’s acceptance are inadequate. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.” (Titus 3:5)

The Bible teaches that God loves us unconditionally.  His perfect love is not based on our perfection, performance or anything except Himself. “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:8).

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It is very important to see ourselves for who we really are in Christ. We can't believe the lies of the enemy, but need to see ourselves as Christ sees us. We need to stand on what the Word tells us:

  • We are completely and wonderfully free (Galatians 5:1).
  • We have the peace of God that guards our heart and mind (Philippians 4:7).
  • We are no longer slaves but children of God (Galatians 4:7).
  • We are intimate friends of Jesus (John 15:15).
  • We are God's poetry/masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10).
  • We are complete in Him (Colossians 2:10).
  • We are passionately loved by God (Romans 5:8).
  • We are more than conquerors through Him who loves us (Romans 8:37).
  • We have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
  • We are co-heirs with Christ (Romans 8:17).
  • We are new creatures in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Your faith will grow stronger as you focus on your identity in Christ.  “For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!” (Galatians 2:19-21). identity

You have to abandon any image of yourself that is not from God. Stop accepting what others have said about you, how others have labeled you, and how others have defined you. Start believing what God says about you, that he is pleased with how he created you, and that God defines you.

You’re not defined by your feelings. You’re not defined by the opinions of others or by your circumstances. You’re not defined by your successes or failures. You’re not defined by the car you drive, the money you make, or the house you live in.

Knowing who you are in Christ is an important part of living the abundant life. You are defined by God and God alone. He identifies you as His own. “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.” (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).

I know who I am and whose I am.  The world can't define me!