Understanding Condemnation – Part 4
November 9, 2013
Understanding Condemnation – Part 5
November 11, 2013
Understanding Condemnation – Part 4
November 9, 2013
Understanding Condemnation – Part 5
November 11, 2013

Identity Crisis

identity crisis pic-large
“I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me;
and the life which
I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the
Son
of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Galatians 2:20

Do you remember when the media blasted that there was an identity crisis among young people? Young people between certain ages were trying “to find themselves” (evidently they didn’t know WHO they were). The media and other professionals jumped on the band wagon to make everyone aware that America’s young people couldn’t identify WHO they were.

Well, I’ve lived long enough to see several generations of kids in the world go through a time of not knowing WHO they were. Weren’t the Hippies of days gone by irresponsible and rebellious, lost and going to Hell? Their identity spoke of peace and flowers, right? What about the Punk Rockers, who rejected the norm and sought acceptance with others still trying ‘to find their way’?

Finally, what about every day, Bible-believing people, young, old, or in between, who today still have an identity crisis? What identity crisis you ask? 

For too many years the Average Joe or Josephine Christian haven’t really come into their new identity as a believer, a follower of Jesus Christ. Many good believers still hold to that they’re just a sinner saved by grace. Yes, you’ve been saved by God’s grace through faith and it wasn’t something you did to earn it, but what Jesus did for you. But the problem remains that many believers don’t understand who they really are—new creations, or as one translation puts it, a new species of being.

It’s time for believers to get over their identity crisis, dig into the Word of God, and find out what GOD says about them. It’s time for you to get a new picture inside of who you are.

Your identity changed when you became a believer and followed Jesus Christ. Your way of thinking, acting, and believing changed—or should have. But to keep thinking, acting, and believing as you did before is to keep yourself in an identity crisis—unsure of what you’ve received and unaware of whom you really are.

YOU are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You ARE more than a conqueror. You are made in the image of God, created for good works. You have within you the spirit, power, and presence of God Almighty. ALL that Jesus is in this world, so are you in Him (1 Cor. 1:30; Gal. 3:26; Eph. 2:6; Phil. 4:13; 1 John 4:17).

Perhaps it’s time to renew your thinking to the way God thinks, especially the way He thinks about you! Find out WHO you are in God so you can help others find their identity in Him, also.