We went to make a big purchase at a local store. As I checked out I realized I didn’t have my driver’s license. I searched for it throughout my purse but ended up going home empty handed! When I went to the Revenue Office on Monday to get my replacement license I needed two forms of id. Thankfully Danny had picked up my work photo id at home. Without that I’d have had to wait yet again. It sure was interesting to say the least to wonder if someone had stolen my license and taken my identity from me.
Oh beloved, God wants you to know that your identity is secure in Him. In Christ there is no need for paperwork or a plastic card with your photo on it. When you are born again your identity is secure in heaven forever. God knows you struggle with your identity. The enemy speaks the past into your heart and gives you great fear that you cannot be forgiven. But God says all your sins are in the sea of forgetfulness. He always remembers you, who you are to Him, but He never remembers your past. With your new identity comes much more than freedom from your past and a home in heaven. With proof of identity of who you are secure, nobody can make you feel bad or cause you to reject yourself because of their wrong decisions. You are a child of God and your new heart and renewed mind prove it!
In Christ, your identity has now ben recreated by God! Even when you want to be hard on yourself, God is generous with you. He has given you a new heart! He has given you a fresh anointing. This is not like talent, no, it is a God given gift of being able to proceed in faith into all that God has called you to. Your life has now been redeemed, renewed, restored and rescued. It’s imperative that you learn all about your identity so that when the enemy comes or sorrow, fear or troubles you will be able to remind yourself of who you really are! Chosen, perfected, ready for the battle, instant in season, fully acquainted with the Word of God, prayerful, strong, overcoming and virtuous, to say the least! You can be assured that everything you need in Christ is available because you have your identification in the form of the Cross!
God loves you and He’s for you! Study the Word to see what God really says about you. Believe His Word and live it out for others to see! They’ll wonder where you got your new id and then you can share how Jesus changed your life and God made a way for you to live loved and cherished in the Light of His Glory and Grace!
I Peter 2:10 “Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God’s mercy.”
Ephesians 2:13 But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to Him through the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 1:4 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes.
1 Peter 1:23 For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.
Colossians 3:10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him.