christian living

Who Are You?

woman on benchMy mouth can’t move as fast as his but I love the words of the Lecrae song “Identity”:

I’m not the shoes I wear

I’m not the clothes I buy

I’m not the car I drive, no

I’m not the job I work

You can’t define my worth

By nothing on God’s green earth

My identity is found in Christ, is found in Christ.

Who are you?

Three times last week God brought that question before me. I finally took notice and decided this was a question I needed to ponder. Perhaps you also need to reflect upon it.

Who are you?

When someone asks us that how do we respond?

I’m insert name. My husband is ____________. My parents are _______________. Maybe you know them.

Who are you?

Oh, you know I work at ____________________. I’ve got ______ kids.

Our answers come in the roles we have such as wife, mother and job title. These answer what we do more so than who we are. As a believer, the true identity of who we are is found in Jesus Christ not in the roles we have. Our roles change but I love that who we are in Christ never changes. Most of all I love that He never changes.

God’s word tells me that I am a sinner and a saint. I am a stranger in this world. I am a conqueror belonging to a royal priesthood. I am loved with an everlasting love by the immutable King of Kings.

Who are you?

I am His.

May we not base our identity on our roles but on who we are in Christ.

2 thoughts on “Who Are You?”

  1. I can sometimes get lost in what others think of me or what I think of myself. I need to be reminded daily that my identity is in Christ, that’s when I feel secure. I love that He never changes. He is always dependable, always there.

    Thanks for sharing this. : )

  2. I love this! You mention defining ourselves by our roles, but I’ve also been thinking lately how we try to label ourselves as different personalities or temperaments. But being an introvert (or a mom or a teacher) should not define me! It should not direct my actions and guide my decisions. And it’s a good thing too! We’d be a mess if our identities rested in our ever-changing roles and temperaments! Praise God that they are sealed in Christ alone.

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