As you live your life, do you project your true identity or are you living under the guise of an alias? Are you living your life as the real deal or a wannabe?
A case in point is the person who has never owned a motorcycle, but insists on decorating his body with Harley-Davidson tattoos.
During a time of persecution and trials, some believers were struggling with their new found identity as a Christian. To boost their morale, Peter reminded them: You are a chosen people, set aside to be a royal order of priests, a holy nation, God’s own; so that you may proclaim the wondrous acts of the One who called you out of inky darkness into shimmering light (I Peter 2:9).
Taking a cue from Peter, I’d like to remind you of your true identity:
- You are the person God loves: John 3:16
- You are the person God has chosen to forgive: I John 1:9
- You are a new creation in Christ: 2 Corinthians 5:17
- You are made complete in Jesus: Colossians 2:9-10
When your identity is challenged by some person or circumstance, remember who you are in Jesus: Paul said, We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37).