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Who Are You… Really?

You know your name and where you come from, but do you really know who you are? Right now, how would you describe yourself? How would you define yourself as a person, individual, and as a Christian? Think for a minute and answer this, then ask yourself if it matches up with what the Bible says.
If you do not know who you are others will try to define it for you. Individuals will attempt to mold and recreate you into what they want you to be. The danger in this is usually, when people try to define who we are it isn’t according to God’s will. God has a perfect plan for our lives and already has predestined who we are. God is perfect and because of it, He was able to create us with perfection. So don’t let people who are imperfect try to recreate and distort was God has already established.
The Bible says:
  • You are a child of God. (John 1:12-13)
  • You are a friend of Jesus. (John 15:15)
  • You are more than a conqueror. (Romans 8:37)
  • You have been justified and redeemed. (Romans 3:24)
  • You are a heir of Jesus. (Romans 8:17)
  • You are a temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor. 6:19-20)
  • You are blessed. (Ephesians 1:3)
  • You have been predestined by God to obtain an inheritance. (Ephesians 1:11)
  • You have been called a saint. (1 Cor. 1:2)
  • You are conjoined with God and one spirit in Him. (1 Cor. 6:12)
  • You are a new creature in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
  • You are chosen, holy, and blameless before God. (Ephesians 1:4)
  • You are God’s workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10)
  • You are a member of Christ’s body. (Ephesians 5:30)
  • You are a citizen of Heaven. (Philippians 3:20)
The Bible continuously goes on in the Old and New Testament stating who you are. In fact, there are over one-hundred scriptures about you. To the mother and/or fatherless know you’re a child of God.To those betrayed by friends, know that Christ is your friend. You may not have many riches on earth, but you are a heir of Christ and as a heir you are entitled to all of God’s blessings. It doesn’t matter where you come from, poverty-stricken town or not, you are a citizen of Heaven. There is a scripture for every thing and every time. 
You must know who you are, a blessed person in Christ Jesus, and whose you are, a child of the Almighty.  Having the correct perception of yourself is important. It is crucial to know because when the enemy can’t change the way you see God, he tries to change the way you view yourself. Understanding your true identity prohibits him from doing so. Learn what God has to say about you and disregard the lies that come against His Word. For God’s has made you in His likeness and created you in His perfection.

If this post as helped you in any way or if you have any feedback, please comment and let me know.

 

6 Responses

  1. Joseph Scott

    Yes, it is crucial that we remember that our identity is IN Christ Jesus. People and things will always change or let us down, but Christ is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. We can trust Him with our identity and how He says we should see ourselves.

    Jesus said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." – Matthew 22:36

    The last part, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" implies that you must love yourself. Of course, this is not selfishness or pride, but a genuine love for yourself as a child of God.

    It's also been said that you can't truly love somebody else unless you first love yourself.. I'm not sure if that's in scripture or not.. but the above passage implies it.

  2. Ashley

    Yes, our identity is "IN Christ Jesus" as you said. Any other identity we find outside of that is incorrect! We can always trust that Christ will give us the true meaning of who we are.

    I have heard that saying too. Although I do believe it is not biblical, I believe it is 100% true. We cannot love anyone until we have learned to love ourselves. It is one of the reasons I get upset when I hear people say they have never experienced love. One: because God loves all and they are unaware of that and two: love often begins within one's own heart. It is not selfish, but necessary to love who God created us to be.

    Thank you Joseph for your comment!

  3. @MimiBakerMN

    After all the messages I've received over my lifetime, it's hard to cover it up with the truth God speaks to me. I know it's part of Satan's plan to keep me from the fullness of Christ, but it's hard to get out of my own way so often. Thank you for sharing this link with me on Twitter.

  4. Ashley Ormon

    I understand you completely. At first, for me, it was difficult to accept what God had said about me because of the negativity I heard before. Keep in mind that 2 Corinthians says, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" So whatever it is holding you back from believing who you truly are in Christ, it's gone. And if God's let go of it and forgotten it, so should you! Thank you for reading.

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