Christ in Me: My Identity

Christ in Me
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! …we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:1-20

Where does your goodness come from? I know I have no goodness apart from God. I know full well that my own “goodness” could never save me and something outside myself was needed to pave the way to heaven for me. I know Jesus’ finished work on the cross accomplished that. His grace is enough. Without Him, I am nothing. I am an empty shell of a person.

“Without Jesus, you would be you” someone once told me.

Without Jesus, I don’t know who I would be. I would probably identify myself by my job, my status, my relationships or “things” that could never satisfy me. My identity would be attached to something that could be here today and gone tomorrow. It would be formed on the values of everyone and everything around me.

Consequently, my identity would be unstable, confused and forever changing. Jesus, on the other hand, is unchanging.

He loves us today. He loves us tomorrow. He loves us forever, no matter what. He is with us. He does not leave or forsake us. Knowing our identity in Jesus gives us hope and confidence in His ability, strength, goodness and faithfulness. We know He has already worked out everything for the good of those who love Him and His desire is to prosper and bless us should we give Him room to do so.

It’s such a relief to know mere man does not control our destiny or life. Not your boss, not your spouse, not your friend, no one. Submit onto God and He will open doors no man can shut. What God has for you is for YOU and no one can take it away.

Knowing who we are in Christ is security. Christ is a safe haven, a refuge, a strong fortress from the troubles of this world because He overcame the world.

Not convinced? Pick up your Bible and start building a relationship with the one true living King and find your identity in Him alone.