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Have you ever wondered what the Bible says about our identity in Christ? This is critical for Christian women to understand. What does the bible say about our identity in Christ? When you read the following verse ask yourself What is my identity in Christ?
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13
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What Does the Bible Say About Our Identity in Christ?
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14
I have a confession that I want to share with you. In the verse, I listed above I have so many doubts believing that about myself. When I look in the mirror to see my reflection I struggle to believe I’m beautifully made. I am not just meaning outward appearance I’m also referring to who I am in general.
Can YOU relate, sweet friend?
Below is a list of identities that tell a story of who you are personally. That being said, if you were asked to define your identity how would you describe yourself? I’m a…
identity in Christ Meaning: Source-Desiring God
“Christian selfhood is not defined in terms of who we are in and of ourselves. It’s defined in terms of what God does to us and the relationship he creates with us and the destiny he appoints for us. God made us who we are so we could make known who he is. Our identity is for the sake of making known his identity.”
Where is your identity?
As women, in general, we are very critical when it comes to our identity. We are forever comparing ourselves to other women which is something I know we should not do! Here is a list of at least 10 negative ways we see ourselves.
Not a very good way to identify ourselves is it? Do you see yourself in these categories?
Have you lived a lifetime of shame due to sexual abuse of some kind? Is being a victim of sexual abuse how you would identify yourself?
Have you used drugs or alcohol as a way to identify who you are? Is that how you want to continue identifying yourself?
Maybe you lived a life that involved physical abuse? If so, I can relate to that. I do NOT want to continue seeing my identity as a statistic or an abusive survivor!
I experienced almost 15 years in a marriage of abuse and I still carry those emotional wounds and scars to this day.
When I married my husband now Mike I didn’t know how to receive the love he was showing me.
Before I found my identity in Christ I had no Peace or Joy in my life. I felt condemned all the time and I blamed myself for EVERY bad choice in my life and felt I didn’t deserve God’s love in which led to having NO self-worth.
Without my identity in Christ, I stayed burned-out, worn-out, miserable and frustrated, with who I was, and what I allowed my identity to be in.
How do you define your identity?
Below is a list of 10 specific ways of how you define your identity.
- Marital Status
- Economic Status
- Ability or Disability
Do you know your identity in Christ?
I want you to realize the most significant identity you can EVER describe yourself to be is a Son and Daughter of the most high king.
Sweet friend, Jesus Christ is the one and only way, you will ever find your true worth and identity. Anything apart from Christ will leave you feeling dissatisfied and empty. We are complete in Christ alone!
In Christ, we have a “new identity” for us as a child of the most high God. We are Son’s and Daughter’s, who has been forgiven, We are Son’s and Daughter’s, who has awakened, to the fear of the Lord, and knows that we find our identity in Christ alone.
our identity in Christ makes us adopted children of god
Do you know that God redeemed us with the blood of his own only perfect begotten Son so that you and I could claim our identity in Christ? Our identity in Christ has given us direct access to our Heavenly Father. If we ever doubt who we are in Christ we can cry out to God!
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Romans 8:14
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15
God is the one who determines who we are! If ONLY we could just see ourselves as God does! We Are God’s Beloved Children and that my Friends is where our identity is found. I’m so thankful for that, aren’t You?
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Sweet friends, if we aren’t seeking our identity in Christ alone, then we are seeking it from something else. As long as we recognize our identity in Christ alone, we won’t get lost seeking the empty things that this world can offer us. Jesus Christ gives us eternal hope in a world of unstable hopelessness.
Do Not Love the World
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15
For all that is in the world the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life is not from the Father but is from the world. 1 John 2:16
And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. 1 John 2:17
Does Satan want us to realize our identity in Christ?
Lies of the devil are deceiving, sweet friends! Satan Loves to get in our minds and have us doubt who we are in God because that’s what he’s good at!
Satan knows if he can control who we perceive ourselves to be he can control how we live, speak, think, and keep us bound in chains of doubt, on how we see ourselves, Satan planted seeds of doubt from the beginning in God’s word.
Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Genesis 3:1
Satan wants you to doubt your value and identity in God!
However, Jesus Christ is the protector of our identity the rescuer of our souls and the One who overcomes! To fight Satan’s lies about who we are we must guard ourselves with God’s Word the only place to discover our true identity in Christ!
Bible Verses About Our Identity in Christ
You are altogether beautiful, my love, there is no flaw in you. Song of Solomon 4:7
God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved. God will help her when morning dawns. Psalm 46:5
And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord. Luke 1:45
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Psalm 34:5
She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26
You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. Isaiah 62:3
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. Proverbs 31:10
Strength and honor are her clothing, and she shall rejoice in time to come. Proverbs 31:25
But by the grace of God, I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. 1 Corinthians 15:10
In Closing on What Does the Bible Say About Our Identity in Christ?
I know many of the scriptures I used are leaning more towards women but they hold the same meaning for men also. When you’re starting to question your identity in Christ go seek the one where your identity is found! Your identity in Christ!!