Understanding Your Identity In Christ
Our identity should be found in Christ and Christ alone. God is the one that that formed us in our mother’s womb. He is the one who ordained us before the foundations of the Earth, breathed life into us, and wrote the detailed blueprint for our lives. Outside of Him it is impossible to figure out our identity, who we are, and why we were created. The world may offer us many titles and identities based on our race, gender, career, or talents but none of those things render justice to the identity that God has given us through Christ Jesus. Here are 4 identities that we should always remember we have in Christ.
We Are The Children of God
No matter your title or position in life you are a child of God. This means that before you are a child of your parents, a mother, wife, friend, employee, evangelist, pastor, or whatever else, you are first and foremost the child of the Most High God. Children are dependent on their father for everything and they don’t find the need to search outside of their father for the things they need. A child also relies on and trust the father for guidance and teachings. When a child messes up he doesn’t worry that the father’s love will waiver or dissipate. Further, as a Child of God, it means that your father is the King of the Universe. Just like if you knew your dad was the president of the United States you would carry yourself with a certain level of confidence and authority, knowing you are a Child of God grants you the same right to carry yourself with a high level of confidence and standards. As a Child of God, you should not settle for anything less than what the word of God says you deserve.
We Are The Joint Heirs With Jesus
As explained in the book of Ephesians, through the work of the cross we were adopted into the kingdom of God. Essentially this means that once we receive salvation Jesus is now our older brother in whom we should learn from. Reading his story, or the gospels will teach us not only what it means to be one with the father but also how to access and use the authority that God invested in his children. Jesus had dominion over the whole earth and everything in it. The winds, waves, evil spirits, and even death had to obey his authority and we are no different than him. Every gift and power that Jesus had when he walked the earth also lives in us. We are all called to walk with the same supernatural power and dominion as Christ did on Earth meaning we can cast out demons, heal the sick, prophesy, rebuke the storms, and even raise the dead, just as he did.
We Are Warriors In The Army of God
When you choose to walk with God you are also choosing to enlist in the Army of God. In Genesis, God proclaims that the descendants of Eve were all called to trample on the foot of the devil. In other words, a huge part of our identity in God is that we are enemies of Satan and are called to live a life that will contribute to his defeat. An army consists of many different positions but every role is absolutely necessary. As warriors for the kingdom of God it is important to realize that we already have the victory because even though the enemy may put up a good fight, he is already defeated. Secondly, it is important to know that we have all the weapons, tools, and capabilities needed to fight each battle. Just as the army would not send anyone in the battlefields who was not properly trained and equipped to fight, God also wouldn’t send you to fight a battle you are not ready for and He will give you strategies on how to win and conquer every battle you find yourself in.
We Are God’s Purchased And Prized Possession.
Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection was God’s way of purchasing us from the enemy. When we choose to live in sin the enemy has legal right to us, we belong to him. God gave up his son Jesus in order to pay the ransom for our life so he could legally have us back in his kingdom. If you pay for a shirt you have the freedom to do whatever you want with it. You can wear it, dye it, cut it or whatever you want because it belongs to you. It’s the same with God- since He paid for our lives, it belongs to him. Our life is not our own anymore when we choose to walk with Christ. This may seem scary but the comforting part is that God has a good plan for our lives. He was the one who originally thought of it so of course he would know how to manage it better than us or anyone else could. God will always take care, prosper, and protect everything that is his so in moments of doubts and fears, it’s important to know that we are God’s which means that no harm can find you and the plans of the enemy for your life can not prosper.
Whether you know your purpose in life or you are still trying to figure it out, these four things will always be true so live in these truths daily!
Editor at Christian En Vogue
Kesha Dorisma is the visionary behind Christian En Vogue. She is deeply and utterly in love with Jesus Christ and she is passionate about sharing his love to the masses of this world and making his name famous! Outside of writing she is also a photographer and she loves fashion, singing and dancing, and working out before eating sushi and pizza!