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
EMBRACE THE NEW BLOOD BOUGHT YOU
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
THE TIME TO RISE UP AND AGGRESSIVELY CLAIM OUR GOD GIVEN IDENDITY!
About the Author
Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at LivingForLater.com and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.