Most of the time, we are our worst critics. We throw a lot of questions to validate ourselves. We seek approval and validity from the people around us.
The world’s standards can lead us to confusion, disappointment, depression, anxiety, and many more if we don’t examine these very well ourselves. It may be in fashion, looks, the standard of living, or with any aspects of life. On the other hand, how does God sees us? How does He feel toward us? How does God think of us?
I had times where I struggled with my identity in Christ too. I thank God for His great and constant love. He continuously pursues everyone to get us back on His path when we lose track. Without God, I’m like the fruit of a fig tree that easily falls when shaken by a strong wind.
The enemy wants us to feel negative about ourselves. He wants to hide the truth about how God loves us so much. For he is a liar and father of all lies (John 8:44). He is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). Like a thief that only comes to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10). This is why it is so important we know and understand who we are in Christ.
Here are some of our identities in Christ we can find in the Scriptures. (You may want to cross-check these with your Bible to read the full chapters of the following verses below and meditate on them.)
- Co-heirs with Christ- Romans 8:17
- Not condemned- Romans 8:1
- Adopted- Ephesians 1:5
- Blood bought- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
- A Child of God- John 1:12
- Has access- Ephesians 2:18
- Citizen of Heaven- Philippians 3:20
- Conquerors- Romans 8:37
- Dead to sin- Romans 6:11
- Empowered to obey- Philippians 2:13
Christ died for the church (people) so we could live with Him forever and be spared from eternal condemnation. Only in Him, we can find life. He loves us so much not because we are excellent or not good enough. Not because of who we are but who He is. He loves us because God’s nature is LOVE.