Embracing Your New Identity in Christ

Who are you, really?

As you consider this question, what (or who) is influencing your answer? Your vocation? Your self perception? The opinions of others?

We often are unsure about who we are because we use others think as our point of reference. What we do is often measured and judged by them–either as acceptable or unacceptable–and we allow our performance to define us.

However, the only reliable source of our identity is God! He created each one of us, loves us, sent His son, Jesus Christ, to die for us, and transforms our lives through His Holy Spirit! In fact, at the moment we receive Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we are born again spiritually and our identity is radically changed.

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (2 Corinthians 5:17, NLT)

When we allow Him to define our identity we stand on a sure foundation for a life of peace, contentment, and yes, even some adventure! When we establish our identity in how God sees us we can confidently live our lives in the assurance of His perfect plan for our lives.

Discovering and embracing your new identity in Christ can be an exhilarating–and intimidating–experience! The following concepts and scripture passages will deepen your understanding and experience of the identity you have in Christ (assuming you have received Jesus into your life as your Savior and Lord).

Meditate on the following Bible passages and ask the Holy Spirit to help you firmly establish your identity in Christ. (see Bible passages)

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