A Secure Identity

It’s astounding to think about that in Christ, our identity is secure. Christ paid for it through His death and resurrection. We really cannot comprehend this truth, especially in a world where millions of dollars are spent yearly to secure identities from nefarious people.

A secure identity is the goal, right? We want to avoid any type of Identity Crisis and remain secure in living out our Identity in Christ.

Since our Identity in Christ is secure, how should that affect our lives? In other words, how can we externally live out that internal, spiritual reality?

Living Your Identity in Christ

You live out our identity in Christ by letting what Jesus did for you drive you. Let it really be what defines you. How?

  1. Regularly take in what God says about you in His Word. Internalize it. Digest it. Let it become an integral part of you.
  2. Continually remind yourself of what He thinks of you. You are accepted, secure and significant no matter what happens or what anyone else says.
  3. Determine to let your identity in Christ permeate every aspect of your life. Let His Holy Spirit guide, direct and comfort you at all times. Let your identity in Christ ooze into every aspect of your life.

In other words, make what God says about you — the identity He gave you when you made Jesus Lord of your life — your focus. As you focus on your identity in Him, He shapes and directs your life in amazing ways. Your reality will be one of living out that identity.

It really is that simple… LET how Christ defines you define your life.

“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

2 thoughts on “A Secure Identity

  1. I am always reminded that the label Christian is literally "little Christ" or meaning, "Christ-like". In the culture when Jesus walked among us, one's name or title spoke as a reference to one's character. This makes me set aside all the doctrines and religious labels and ask myself daily am I a "little Christ?" In essence, whether reading passages in my Bible or dealing with circumstances and opportunities during the day, I ask myself "What would Jesus say, think or do" about this matter? There is nothing from Genesis to Revelation that cannot be interpreted and applied to our daily lives that Jesus did not address in the Gospels. Think about that – all 66 books in the Bible have the Gospel's account of Jesus to filter our understanding. As a Christian, Christ's words should dictate our thoughts, words and deeds.

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