Who You are in Christ
Many people are saved by the Blood of Jesus Christ through His Finished Work on the Cross. However, they may not know their true identity in Christ once they become saved. Also, some people gain a growing understanding of who they we are in Christ, yet the world tries to make them forget. We get bogged down by responsibility and worry. Or we get distracted by covetousness and insecurity. And we lose sight of who God created us to be. But when we fully embrace who we are in Christ each day, we will find the purpose and peace our soul craves.
No matter how we feel or what the world says, we must remember two things:
God created you, and He created you with purpose!
5 Reminders of Who You are in Christ
Whenever we feel negative emotions bombarding our thoughts and beliefs, we need to align our eyes with heaven.
“Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth” (Colossians 3.2 NLT).
As we continually bring the truth of our identity into our thoughts, we will begin to believe what the Bible says about us. We must learn to see through God’s eyes and not from our own distorted viewpoint. Only when we can see our true identity in Christ, will we be able to love in God’s powerful purpose.
Reminder 1: You are the Image of God
“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1.27 NLT).
This is enough truth to fill our hearts with so much gratitude and awe. God, the Creator of the Universe, created us–both men and women– in His image. We have all of God’s glory, beauty and authority woven into the very fibers of our existence. We have a fountain of God’s goodness within us that only Jesus can reveal. Whenever we feel unworthy or less than, we can remind ourselves that we are made in the image of a Holy God!
Reminder 2: You are Masterpiece
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2.10 NLT).
A masterpiece is a one-of-a-kind creation that is priceless. How many times do we feel like we are just average and nothing special? But that is not what the Bible says. God has placed great value into us. In fact, we have so much value that God died for each of us (Romans 5.8). Someone worth dying for has to be valued and loved!
Reminder 3: You are a Child of God
“For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes” (Galatians 3.26-27 NLT).
Sometimes we don’t fully grasp what it means to be God’s child. As God’s children, we inherit His Kingdom. We are royalty. We may watch earthly royalty on TV or see them on the cover of magazines, but we are eternal royalty–princes and princesses forever! We should walk with the confidence of our royal birthright by faith, not because the world says so but because the King of the Universe does!
Reminder 4: You are a Holy Priest
“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2.9 NLT).
What is a priest? They are those called to do the work of God. God has a great destiny for each of us. Our very lives have great meaning for the world around us. Every moment is dripping with value and purpose. We find our purpose as we seek God daily. He will lead us into our full potential on earth as it is already recorded in heaven!
Reminder 5: You are Co-heirs with Christ
“And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering” (Romans 8.17 NLT).
Jesus is the Son of God, and because of His great love and grace, He has seated us with Him at the right hand side of God (Ephesians 2.6). Therefore, everything that Jesus has, we have! Everything that Jesus does, we can do! We have so much authority in Christ, and the devil does not wants us to discover it. But we can take the Bible at its Word, we are co-heirs–equal partners–with Christ!
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