Video by Lifeway Christian Resources

I remember those days of wandering through life feeling lost, my sense of purpose fading more with each passing year.

The world kept labeling me: “You’re too quiet,” “You don’t have what it takes,” “You don’t fit in.”

Their words etched away at my heart until I felt empty inside. I stumbled on, wondering – who am I really? Why am I here?

Exhausted and anguished, I collapsed one night before God and cried out all my confusion. As I poured out my heart to Him, I sensed His presence there with me, and unexpected words drifted into my spirit:

“My beloved child…I have called you by name. You are mine.”

Wave after wave of love washed over me as He whispered my true identity, the one He had inscribed on my soul. I wept as everything false melted away, and I saw myself clearly for the first time through my Father’s eyes.

If you have ever felt your true self stolen away by the flood of other’s opinions, I invite you now onto this journey of reclaiming who God says you really are.

Together we will walk the path to freedom and purpose, becoming the beautiful, intentional creations He destined us to be from before the beginning of time.

Won’t you join me? There is so much He wants to restore to you…

You Are Completely Accepted

You Are Completely Accepted

Despite all your faults, flaws, and failures, God has chosen to accept you unconditionally. Not because of anything you did, but because of what Jesus did for you on the cross.

The Bible says:

You are a chosen people…God’s special possession.”

1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

“He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ.”

Ephesians 1:5 (NIV)

When God looks at you, He doesn’t shake His head in disappointment. He eagerly embraces you as His beloved child!

Knowing you’re fully accepted helps you extend grace and acceptance to others.

“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.”

Romans 15:7 (NIV)

You Are Extremely Valuable

You Are Extremely Valuable

We live in a world that evaluates everything – and everyone – by their utility.

Your worth depends on what you can provide or produce. But God says your value has nothing to do with your achievements.

Why are you so valuable? First, because of who owns you. God Himself!

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.”

1 Corinthians 6:19 (NIV)

You’re His prized possession!

Second, because of what He paid for you – the life of His Son.

“You were bought at a price.”

1 Corinthians 6:20 (NIV)

The King of Kings gave His all for you! That reveals how precious you are to Him. Believe it!

You Are Eternally Loved

You Are Eternally Loved

God doesn’t love you because you’ve earned it or deserve it in any way. His love depends completely on His gracious character, not on your lovable or unlovable behavior.

“The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.’”

Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV)

God’s love is unconditional – He loves you despite you! And it’s constant – He promises to never leave or forsake you. You are eternally loved!

You Are Totally Forgiven

You Are Totally Forgiven

One of Satan’s favorite tools is to keep dredging up your past failures. He wants to keep you feeling ashamed and condemned. But the Bible says there is NO condemnation for those in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). His mercies are new every morning:

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)

By God’s grace, all your sins are forgiven – past, present, and future. He removes your sin as far as the East is from the West (Psalm 103:12).

You are declared righteous as if you never sinned at all. Total forgiveness is your new identity in Christ!

You Are Fully Capable

You Are Fully Capable

Every one of us battles feelings of inadequacy. We look at those around us who seem so talented and put together. Meanwhile, we feel overwhelmed and underqualified.

But God’s Word says He has equipped you with everything needed to fulfill your purpose:

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”

2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

Don’t listen to doubts that say “I can’t.” Hear God saying “You CAN!”

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

His strength is enough for anything He calls you to do. Believe you are capable, because He says you are.

You Have a God-Given Calling

Sharing The Gospel

In Christ, you are a chosen priest, appointed to represent God to the world around you.

He wants you to share about His goodness and the hope found in Jesus. This is your identity and calling!

“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

You don’t need a theology degree to fulfill this purpose. As His child, you have direct access to God and all you need to point others to Him.

Believe you are capable, then step out in bold faith!

5 Steps to Reclaim Your Stolen Identity

Sharing The Love Of God With The World

If your true identity has been buried under all the voices telling you who to be, it’s time to take back what Satan has stolen!

Here are 5 steps to reclaim  your stolen  identity:

  1. Detect: Identify the lies and falsehoods shaping your identity.
  2. Alert: Tell God what’s going on and seek His wisdom and help.
  3. Close accounts: Stop activities or relationships that fuel a false identity.
  4. Take control: Choose each day to live out your identity in Christ.
  5. Stay alert: Keep defending yourself against attacks on your identity.

Surround yourself with truth (the Word of God) to renew your mind. Let worship and time alone with God re-center you on Him.

Engage in a Christian community where others know your new identity in Christ and call it out in you.

You matter immensely to the One who made you. His opinion is the only one that counts.

Come home to who God says you really are. And watch as having this firm foundation empowers you to live out your purpose with freedom and boldness.

Key Takeaways

  • Your identity comes from your Creator who says you matter, not other voices who say you don’t.
  • God says you are fully accepted, extremely valuable, eternally loved, totally forgiven, and fully capable.
  • Believing lies leads to a false identity. Combat this by affirming what God says about you in His Word.
  • You have a calling from God to represent Him to others. Walk confidently in this identity.
  • Steps to restore a stolen identity: Detect theft, alert God, close false accounts, take control, and defend truth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What does it mean to find your identity in Christ?

A. Finding your identity in Christ means understanding and accepting that your true identity is found in your relationship with Jesus Christ.

It is recognizing that you are a child of God and that your worth and value come from being loved and chosen by Him.

Q. Why is it important to know that you are a child of God?

A. Knowing that you are a child of God gives you a sense of belonging and purpose. It reminds you that you are loved unconditionally by our heavenly Father, and it empowers you to live a life of confidence and joy.

Q. What is the significance of the Book of 1 John?

A. The Book of 1 John in the Bible is a letter written by the Apostle John to provide encouragement and assurance to believers.

It emphasizes the importance of love, obedience, and fellowship with God and fellow believers.

Q. How does becoming a new creation affect your identity?

A. When you become a new creation in Christ, your old self is transformed and you are given a new identity in Him.

You are no longer defined by your past mistakes or failures but by the grace and mercy of God.

Q. Why are Christians referred to as “dear friends” in the Bible?

A. The term “dear friends” is a way of expressing the close and intimate relationship between believers and God.

It highlights the love and affection that God has for His children, and the sense of community and unity among believers.

Q. What does it mean to rejoice in the Lord always?

A. To rejoice in the Lord always means finding joy and contentment in your relationship with God, regardless of the circumstances.

It is choosing to focus on God’s faithfulness, goodness, and sovereignty, even during challenges.

Q. How can you discover your true identity in God’s eyes?

A. You can discover your true identity in God’s eyes by studying the Bible and understanding what God says about you.

By believing and accepting His truths, such as being His handiwork and His special possession, you can find your true identity in Christ.

Q. What are some Bible verses that speak about our identity in Christ?

A. Some Bible verses that speak about our identity in Christ include John 1:12, Romans 8:16-17, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10, Colossians 2:10, Philippians 3:20, Psalm 139:13-16, Ephesians 2:19.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *