I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well (Psalm 139:14 NKJV).
God has made each one of us in His image, perfectly designed with an identity ideally suited to accomplishing all He has called us to do.
However, most of us do not reach adulthood with this identity intact. Instead, we form an image of ourselves based on information we’ve received from our parents, peers, and circumstances.
Perhaps, like many, you were told you were stupid. Or maybe you were rejected by your peers because you looked different or failed in some way. If this is the kind of information you used to form your identity, then you will likely see yourself as a failure.
By taking on that false identity of a failure, you will surely live your life in defeat. You can pray to God all you want, asking Him to change your circumstances, but until you change your identity nothing is going to change.
Jesus Christ came to give you a new identity. He died and rose again to give you His identity. It is only in Him that you will discover the identity God intended you to have from the beginning of time.
In Him you have been made the wisdom of God. You have status with God and man, and you are a winner in every situation in life. In Him you are a champion, not because of anything you did, but because of what God freely did for you in Christ.
God says you are in Christ; therefore, every one of the 130 “in Christ” scriptures is talking about you. Determine today to throw off the old identity that is holding you back, and be who God says you are!
Confession: I am not who people say I am. I am not who circumstances say I am. I am not who my past says I am, and I am not even who I think I am. I am who God says I am!
Author: Jerry Savelle