“It is in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got hopes up, he had his eye on us, He designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.”~ Ephesians 1:11~
Your identity is in Christ, not the circumstances of your birth, not your economic standing in the world, or not even your ability to please others. Your identity in Christ is a constant source of strength. Your hope is not in your power or righteousness or self-discipline, but in God’s power working in and through you.
As a woman you may dwell on what you are not: not pretty enough, not spiritual enough, not thin enough, not a good mother or wife. But God sees you differently. He sees you as uniquely created and beautiful in his eyes. You are made in the image of God. You are forgiven and called in Christ.
When you claim your identity in Christ, you can have a peaceful confidence in His declaration of who you are. Circumstances may change and you make mistakes, but God sees you as a perfect and complete in His son. This identity offers a solid foundation that gives you room to grow and change encouraging new interest and adventures. It’s large enough for a lifetime and allows you to explore who you are and what you want to become.
Your identity as God’s beloved child will improve your relationships, freeing you from the need to manipulate others. You no longer have to conform to stereotypes of who and what you should be. You can revel in your own individuality and accept other’s differences. You can stand for what you believe without the need to prove yourself superior to others.
What you say about yourself means nothing in God’s work. It ‘s what God says about you that makes the difference. 2 Cor 5:17
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