“God has the answer to our identity issues. It is all about who He is and what He can accomplish in our lives if we let Him.” ~AnnMarie
Identifying with Christ will cause us to modify the way we live. We won’t be able to live up to our rights and privileges in Christ if we don’t comprehend our identity in Christ. Our identity evolves to a greater purpose when we become Christians. We’re no longer trying to figure out who we are as individuals, but rather as Christians.
The things in your life that define you are the source of your identity. It might be the activities you enjoy participating in with the people you’re with. Your identity is also shaped by your beliefs and morals. Your identity is never set in stone; it shifts with each new interest you pursue.
Know who you are in Christ.
You get all that comes with being God’s treasured child if you’re a Christian. God had a plan and a purpose for you even before you choose Him. You want to learn everything you can about Christ once he becomes a part of your life. If you want to live your life as God intended, you must first recognize your identity in Christ. You’ll never have to try to blend in or act like someone or something that you aren’t. You’ve been forever adopted into Jesus’ family after being rescued, redeemed, and adopted. In his eyes, you are flawless!
Christ transforms your identity.
When you embrace Christ as your Savior, your identity may be transformed. Before Christ, you were most likely a different person than what Christ represents. You are the variable, and Jesus is the constant. You change over time, but Christ never changes. You shape yourself around him, not the other way around.
How Jesus Transforms Your Self-Identity.
You must first acknowledge what God is doing in your life before you can discover your identity in Christ.
1. You stop pursuing your own desires.
Your own interests, relationships, and titles determined who you were before you met Christ. Everything centers on Christ when you become a Christian.
2. You cease comparing yourself to others.
Your daily challenges and difficulties become minor once you realize that our planet serves a greater purpose. You were previously straining to keep up with everyone and everything going on around you. When you accept Christ into your life, you are receiving the best thing you could ever imagine in a competition for the best things. Things you believed were significant have suddenly lost their significance.
3. You stop fearing the unknown.
Everyone who is called into service by God has a purpose. When you realize this, you stop worrying about what will happen to you. You recognize that God’s plan is all you need, and you are no longer concerned about what will happen in the future.
4. An identity shift.
Your identity moves to Christ when you categorize yourself by the things you are interested in, the people with whom you have a relationship, and the responsibilities you have undertaken. Everything you think of that isn’t us becomes “plus Jesus.” Everything that was previously separate from your identity now allows you to carry Christ along with you to spread His love to others. When Christ comes into our life, we are given a new identity that is modeled after His.
He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will ~ Ephesians 1:5,
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted