At some point in our lives the question “who am I?” will come up some way or another. Many people will have many answers. Some will have an idea on what to say exactly and some may not. Some people will say either a parent, athlete, son, daughter, student, or any other title. A lot of younger people in middle or high school compare themselves to other people or groups of people. But, Jesus has a different answer to that question.
Today people think that they have to compare themselves to other people’s instagram photos and look like other people. For example they need the perfect size, weight, abs, or muscle tone. This could apply though to any social media. Alot of people, a majority of younger people think that, either a grade, popular clothing brands, work, pay checks, and other worldy things define them. That stuff does not define you, it’s simply just stuff you own. Who do I think I am? Well, I could say that I am a high school student, track runner, son, etc. But, what I know I am is a sinner saved by the grace of Jesus christ, and a child of God. That other stuff goes way after that.
To view yourself correctly you need to look at yourself through the eyes of Jesus, who loves you and who views you so much better than titles and labels. Jesus doesn’t worry about your pay check, or your followers, or popularity. He cares about the content of your heart. In the Bible are many verses and scripture about how the lord views us and our identity. In the book of ephesians chapters 1 and 2 there is a lot about our identity in christ. This inspired me from the movie overcomer which I will talk more about in another article. The main thing in the movie was our identity in christ. There is also a song called “You Say” by Lauren Daigle that sums up our identity, but for now I will just mention ephesians 1 and 2.
While studying the book of ephesians, there are a few things that I found that talk about our identity in christ. We are blessed with every spiritual blessing from christ, meaning that every spiritual blessing of christ will be Given to us. We are holy and blameless. when we accept christ all our sins are forgiven and we will pass judgment into the kingdom of God. We are adopted as God’s children, becoming children of God. Our sins are taken away and we are forgiven. We have been raised up to sit with Christ in heavenly realms. Not to mention that Jesus went as far as to die on the cross for our sins, so that we can be given eternal life if we accept him.
So we don’t need to worry about the perfect size, weight, abs, muscles, or anything else along those lines, because those things do not define you. Christ does. God made us for who we are and loves us the way we are. After reading ephesians 1 and 2 and reading this, I want you to ask yourself the question “who am I?”. God bless you!
Great article. Truth in every word. The hard part about this answer to your question “Who am I?”, is this. People, in a walks of life define you on what they see. Your clothes, appearance, money etc…Let then judge you by your walk with Christ. Your joy, attitude towards others, your daily walk of faith. Turn their heads on what truly defines you and have them asking, just “Who am I?”
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