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The Spiritual Identity
A lot of things going on left and right that sometimes we can no longer comprehend why people need to go through all this. Unfortunately, one of those things is the identity crisis. We might be thinking about where or how it even existed or started or even asking ourselves "Who Am I?".
The rise of social media and the false positive messages it promotes is creating an identity crisis in many. People are basing their identity on their social identity. We are flooded by people from around the world showing us their vacations, smiles, weight loss, and luxuries. Then we look at ourselves, wondering who we are in comparison to them. We forget that people do not always post their negative messages.
There is a concerted effort of darkness to twist out of shape and confuse the identity of this generation. Satan knows that if we do not understand who we are, we will never defeat him in Christ's name. As believers in Christ, it is important that you understand who you are in Christ. You have an identity in Him. You are God's child, filled with purpose and promise because He loves you, and the only way you will ever know who you really are is through Jesus Christ.
Your Identity is in Christ not the Crisis
Mistreated, Disrespected, Abused, Locked up, Violated, Rejected, Abandoned, Attacked, and Disregarded are all actions that unfortunately describe the realities countless individuals have experienced by the mistreatment of others. Over time someone who has experienced the hurt and pain from a life-altering offense could believe that the incident is now a part of their identity. Although negative things happen to people, it is not an accurate representation of who they'll become in life. Enduring constant abuse can potentially cause someone to view themselves in an unfavorable light based on what happened to them.
God defines His children by His Holy word. God's words declared over you and about you are a true representation of your identity. No longer believe the lies that you are worthless, nothing, useless, damaged, or a victim. Remember that God contends with those who contend with you. Keep loving God as He continues to cause all things to work together for your good. Your identity is not in the crisis you underwent, your identity is in Christ.
Your Identity Is Not in Things
Likes, reposts, followers, and mentions don't define you. They are only recognitions regarding you or what you represent. Likewise, money, assets, and items don't define you. They are only a representation of purchases made, and or an outward expression of income generated, saved, or borrowed.
There is nothing wrong with owning beautiful, expensive, luxurious items. But it is important to be aware that one's identity is not in the object but in the Omnipotent Owner.
When one believes that their identity can be found in the attainment of things, a crisis occurs. Things are temporal because items are often lost, money depletes, people unfollow, likes cease, reposts stop, followers fade and stuff depreciates.
Where is your identity when the value of things dissipates? Don't allow things to define you. God's word is the absolute identifier of your purpose-filled existence.
Your Identity Is Not in Your Past
"Don't act brand new, I remember what you used to do and how you used to be."
"They say you've turned your life around but I remember all the things you used to do"
"Just because you moved over here, I remember what your reputation was there."
When people don't know God's call on your life today, they tend to dwell on who you were yesterday. Although your past might represent hard-knock experiences, it doesn't dictate your final outcome. People might attempt to finalize your life's outcome and doubt your future based on a series of mistakes you've made, but praise God, He gives you another chance.
Your identity is not in your past. Your identity is not in your past. Your identity is in the present love and grace of Jesus Christ. Don't allow someone's negative, skewed sense of rationale to dictate your destiny. God's promises concerning you are what prevails.
It Was a Mistake, It Doesn’t Define You
A major life-altering mistake can be the onset of an identity crisis. Any mistakes one makes come with its own set of consequences, and some mistakes cause more issues than others. Depending on the depth of the mistake it can result in breakdowns that affect relationships, opportunities, ad advancements.
Although mistakes appear detrimental to one's overall life goals or dreams, God is aware of every one of our past, present, and future decisions. God is aware of our faults, setbacks, and hiccups but unlike us, He doesn't harp on our mistakes. God provides encouraging promises to guide us through the issues of life and that includes our poor choices or fear-filled mistakes. Although we make mistakes, our life's purpose isn't over. God knows the intention and condition of the heart and He still provides opportunities for His children to shift their focus back to Him.
Your Identity Is Not in Their Words
You've probably heard this saying growing up, "sticks ad stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." This phrase is often used as a defense mechanism against the hurtful words spoken against someone but in honesty, words have power. When someone declares over another person words of positivity, love, and endearment a manifestation occurs.
Similarly, when words are used to criticize negatively, disrespect, and mistreat someone those words can potentially take root in one's mind and become evident in one's actions, behavior, and thoughts. Words go back to someone's childhood, a traumatic experience, or a challenging season where someone spoke words of defeat, hate, discord, slander, and or death over you or a loved one. A lot of people live according to the negative, hurtful, hateful words someone projects on them or their situation.
Right now is the time to declare God's word over you, your family, and your situation and boldly reject the lying words from the enemy. Your identity is not in the lies that others disrespectfully stated concerning you. Your identity is in the truth of God's loving affirming words He declares over you before the foundations of the world.
So, if someone said these things to you, here are the things that you can do:
- You are good for nothing - reject the lie and declare God's word about you. God's word declares that you are a masterpiece, created in Christ to do good things that He planned for you long ago.
- You are a loser - Reject the lie. God said that He leads us along in Christ's triumphal procession.
- You are trash - Reject the lie. God said you are chosen, precious, holy, and honored in His sight.
- You are a troublemaker - Reject the lie. God said you are strong and courageous.
- You are a statistic - Reject the lie. God said you are set apart.
- You are a failure - Reject the lie. God said you are righteous and even when you fall you rise again.
- You are a reject, an outcast and you don't belong - Reject the lie. God said that you are His, We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
No longer allow words that don't align with God's word to become your identity. Your identity is in God's word. Align your words to life, purpose, and promise.
1 Peter 2:9
But you are His chosen people, the King's priests. You are a holy nation, people who belong to God. He chose you to tell about the wonderful things He has done. He brought you out of the darkness of sin into His wonderful light.
And before the world was made, God decided to make us His own children through Jesus Christ. This was what God wanted, and it pleased Him to do it.
But some people did accept Him. They believed in Him, and He gave them the right to become children of God.
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