Who are you?
When someone asks us that question, the first thing we typically mention is one of the duties or roles we perform daily. I’m a doctor. I’m a stay-at-home mom. I’m a firefighter. I’m a writer. But, that’s actually not who we are; that’s what we do.
It’s understandable that our response is to tell someone what we do. It’s as natural as breathing because what we do, well, it’s what we do every day. Whether we like what we do or not, it can’t be what defines us. If it is, our identity will be misplaced because our jobs and roles will change throughout our lives. And with a misplaced identity, we live a life with little contentment and one always striving for acceptance.
As Christ followers, our identity comes from who God says we are, not who others say we are. Yet, every day we believe things about ourselves that are untrue. These untruths don’t line up with the Truth about us according to the Bible. Not only is it easy to assume our identities from what we do—often, we’re labeled by those around us:
Those words, those people, and those descriptions are not who we are.But for the true God followers....
-New in Christ
-More Than a -Conqueror
-Safe From the Evil One
-Citizen of Heaven
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
Ephesians 2:10 NLT