Identity Crisis: Becoming who God called you to be

My two year old was lovingly nicknamed Faithy by her four year old brother.  When asked her name, her response used to be FAITHY because that is what we called her. We had to teach her that her real name is Faith.  This may sound silly but I think it drives home a bigger point.  How many of us are going around answering to a name and taking on an identity and a purpose that is not ours?

Many in the body of Christ are experiencing an identity crisis.  We don’t know who we really are for many reasons.

Some of us have allowed our past mistakes to define us

We are not living in the reality that because we are in Christ we are new creatures

The old has passed away


And sometimes we are not as connected as we would like to think to the one who created us; the one who gave us our identity and our purpose.

We refuse to turn off the noise so we are unable to hear when He tells us who we really are.

We struggle with being comfortable in our own skin and we allow everyone and everything EXCEPT the creator to define us and dictate the plans for our lives.

Some of us have been called a different name for so long that we forget our real names which are

LOVED (Jeremiah 31:3)
ACCEPTED (Acts 10:34-35)

ROYALTY (1 Peter 2:9)
CHOSEN (1 Peter 2:9)

REDEEMED (Psalm 103:4, Titus 2:14)

Just to name a few.

But now is the time




4 Replies to “Identity Crisis: Becoming who God called you to be”

  1. As always Lady Anika God uses you to speak profound truth into those who read your Blog. When I read this it made me go back to my teen years and I remember there was a young man I knew who was nicknamed “Hardtime.” I don’t believe I ever knew his birth name. Without going into detail, he lived up to the name every where he went. I am not quite sure what happened to Hardtime, but not many of my teen friends are still alive because their lives were snuffed out. If only every person could see himself/herself the way God sees them they would find that God doesn’t just see them the way they are now but what they could become. God does make us new and at that point we can drop the names that our family, our friends have given us, and can take on our new identity in Christ Jesus.

    1. Thank you for providing such great insights and example of how we can live up to a name. I am so grateful that God does make us new if we choose to come to Him!

  2. I often felt ashamed of who I am in my mind which affected how I acted, because of past issues. Through pursuing God I went to a women’s refresher fellowship and recieved a breakthrough…God delivered me from the ball and chain of a lie the enemy had me carrying around. Today I know who I am. My name Glenda even means Clean and Pure. I am a Victorious and Wonderfully made woman in God!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and this awesome testimony! Glad you now know who you are! Continue to walk in the revelation you have received!

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