“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:1-2, NIV).
How aware are you of your identity? If someone asked you who you are, how do you identify yourself? Are you identified by things you have done? By things others have said about you?
Sometimes God will make us take a time out to be with him just so He can remind us of who we are. We all have made mistakes in the past, but we are not those mistakes. Those things were only things we did. We all have probably experienced a bad relationship or two, but that should not define who we are. Many of us have had friends or maybe even relatives that may have called us things other than a child of God or have told us things that we should do or can’t do. We can not allow society or the opinions of others to take away from what God said. As I began to really study Gods word HE reminded me of everything HE said I was. In HIS word HE says that we are blessed. HE says that we are healed. HE says that we are the head and not the tail. HE says that we are lenders and are not borrowers. I know at times our current circumstances may not always allow us to see or feel the things that God has spoken over us. We should never allow our feelings or our natural sight to take away from God’s word or to take the place of our Faith. We are going to always be those things to HIM even when we do not feel like it. In this season I had to get a complete mind renewal about the promises of God. I had to remind myself daily that I am HIS child, I am blessed, I am loved. Simply put, I am who God says I am. It doesn’t matter what mistakes I made in the past or the mistakes I will make in the future, what God said is it.
I encourage you to dig into God’s word and find out what He has to say about you and your identity in Him. Don’t allow anyone to steal your identity and don’t allow yourself to steal anyone else’s. If you don’t KNOW who you are, you will never be able to BE who you are. You are a Child of God, you are a daughter of the King. Now walk like it!
Prayer: Father we thank you for your love. We thank you for allowing us to see ourselves the way that you see us. We ask that you continue to remind us daily of who we are in you because outside of you we are nothing. We thank you for your grace, we thank you for your word and the transforming power it has to change our lives. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
(See 1Peter 2:9; Jeremiah 1:5; Genesis 1:27)