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Who are you?

July 15, 2009

Picture 1Do you know who you are?

Dozens, if not hundreds, of people and voices and conglomerates and political parties and media outlets and religious institutions know who they want you to be. Most of them will simply tell you that you are who they want you to be.

Dozens, if not hundreds, of books and tapes and seminars exist to help you discover who you are or how to become who you think you want to be.

Some will tell you that your past, your family, your choices, your preferences, your dreams, your friendships, your job or your hobbies define – or reveal – who you are.

But they’re usually wrong. They’re usually wrong because they’re usually just trying to sell a crappy CD set or promote their preferences or ease their own consciouses.

There is one source, however, that never gets it wrong. If you are His, here’s who He says you are: His child (John 1:12). His friend (John 15:5). Justified (Romans 5:1). One Spirit with God (1 Corinthians 6:17). Purchased with a price (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). A member of Christ’s body (1 Corinthians 12:27). A saint, holy (Ephesians 1:1). Adopted (Ephesians 1:5). Redeemed and forgiven (Colossians 1:14). Complete (Colossians 2:10). Free from condemnation (Romans 8:31-34).

You have direct access to the King of kings (Ephesians 2:18), know that all things work together for your good (Romans 8:28), cannot be separated from His love (Romans 8:35-39), can find grace in time of need (Hebrews 4:16), and you may approach the Creator with freedom and confidence (Ephesians 3:12) because your gaze overcomes His heart (Song of Solomon 4:9).

He knew you before He formed you in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5).

You are:

Established, anointed and sealed (2 Corinthians 1:21-22). Hidden in God (Colossians 3:3). Born of God (1 John 5:18). Significant (Matthew 5:13-14). Chosen and appointed (John 15:16). A temple (1 Corinthians 3:16). His coworker (2 Corinthians 6:1). Seated with Christ (Ephesians 2:6). His workmanship (Ephesians 2:10).

You are His beloved companion beyond time (Revelation 21:2) because you were the joy in His heart as He endured the cross (Hebrews 12:2).

Your past will define you if you let it. Your heart will define you if you let it. Your mistakes and your successes will defined you if you let them. Your family, your society, or your boss will define you if you let them.

Don’t.

(Sometimes we need to be reminded regularly. Download PDF. HT: The Plow)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2009 8:06 pm

    Hi, fellow worshipchick :-)
    Great stuff here. Something to print out and re-read every morning before the day gets going. Today I struggle against letting my perceived failures as a mom define me and come to the end of the day with a sigh and threatening tears. So reading this is exactly what my heart needs right now. Glad to connect with you :-)

    • Lex permalink
      July 16, 2009 3:08 pm

      Glad it was helpful. I’ve actually prescribed that to a couple of young women I hang with: print this and read it out loud every morning. ;) Good stuff!

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