Hello, my fellow Christians; I would like to talk to you about what our identity in Christ should look like.
Now I know from my own experience I’ve looked at many places that I shouldn’t of for my identity in Christ, such as relationships, what clothes I wore or what type of haircut I had; as I tried all these things and my self-esteem got no better, so I sought the wisdom of mature Christians who shared with me verses about who I was in Christ. My identity was not who I looked like in the mirror or my outer appearance, I found out that God created me to look like Him. I began to realize all these things didn’t matter as much as my identity in Christ.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
You see, people look for their identity in so many different places in who they date, what political views they have, or what type of food they eat; it is good to have values, but it is not as important as recognizing your uniqueness through the hand of God. Through the Bible, I realized that God does not view a person’s outward appearance; by how tall they are, how good-looking, or how stylish their clothes are according to social media trends or society’s view of appearance, not God’s. In fact, people lessen themselves by holding the perspective of unBiblical media, and by valuing the world’s opinion of looks, prestige, and clothing, they cave into a lie of the enemy. God loves you and me. He wants us to be healthy and cared for; Jesus rejects the world system that propagates looks and clothes are a person’s worth and wants us to reject them as well, as they are degrading and hurtful. Christian, realize your importance. We are made in the likeness of the maker of heaven and earth, and Creator God is interested in our hearts and actions, not temporary things like looks.
1 Samuel 16:7
“7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”
The understanding that Jesus gives me an identity is freeing, and I cast off the cloak of deceit weaved by believing that looks are who I am. I do not let the mirror define me anymore. Now, I hear what He tells me I am, strive towards being Christ-like, adjusting my actions to His Word by having Godly values in how to treat people and family. Through Christ, I am free to accept His identity of me. I stopped listening to who the world tells me I am and joyously accepted I am a child of God. If an ordinary man like me can be free from society’s labels through the truth of Christ, then so can you. Christian, I challenge you to live for Christ.
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
I don’t know where you have been in life or what you have done, but Jesus offers you an identity free from social edicts made wonderfully in the image of Almighty God.
Jesus loves you so much that He died on the cross for you, so you come to know Him as Lord and Savior, and He wants to heal your wounds and be your Father. If you want to become a child of God, Christ is waiting with open arms for you.
“16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
The Bible tells us we become His children when we believe on the name of Jesus.
“12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
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God bless you all,