Who does God say you are?
Finding our identities in Jesus is the best thing we could ever do for ourselves.We all tend to attach our identities to something. Many times we find our identities in something that we are really good at. I know that for a while there I found my identity in pleasing people. My self-worth was dependent on peoples approval of myself and how hard I worked. I still struggle with that, but for the most part, I have been able to take off that weight. Now, I have found my identity in Jesus. I can hold tight to the person God has called me to be. I can be confident in who God says I am, no matter what the world may say.
You are Designed
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
One beautiful truth that we can remind ourselves of is that we were created by God. We were not only created, we were designed with purpose. We were handcrafted, shaped and molded with intention by the God Almighty. If you ever feel worthless or like you are just not needed here on this earth, please know that God purposefully made you to do something big! As he designed all of your strengths, your gifts, and your personality traits He laid good and perfect plans for your life to follow Him.
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalms 139:14
You are Loved
God says that you are loved! This love that he has for you is unlike any other you have ever known. Why? Because it is unfailing, unconditional and perfect. It is love that we truly cannot comprehend fully. You are so important to Him. He loves and cares for you so much and just wants you to know that. He even loves us so much that He gives us the free and undeserved opportunity to receive salvation so we can live in Heaven with Him forever.
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
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You are Worth Dying For
“By canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” Colossians 2:14
If not anything else, know that your soul was worth dying for. If Jesus’ job was to only die to save you, He would. Your soul means everything to Jesus. He went through unimaginable pain, ridicule, torture, and death so that we could all have the opportunity to live in Heaven forever. He wiped our slate clean and gave us new opportunities in this life and a new opportunity for eternal life. If you start to feel down and unwanted remember that God says YOU are worth dying for.
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
You are a Child of God
God calls you family. If you have accepted Jesus into your life, you are a child of God. You are a child of the one true king! Being a child of God is not an identity that you can do anything to lose. If you receive salvation, God claims you as His! No matter what mistakes you make, you are still a child of God. You will never slip from His hands. How comforting is it to know that the creator of all is your family?
“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,” John 1:12
Who does God say you are? He says that you are designed with a purpose, you are loved, you are worth dying for, and you are a child of God. 🙂