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Finding the Power of Your Identity in Christ

We are all torn and broken. Life and its trials have a way of damaging your emotions and your soul.

Perhaps you feel like a pinball, knocked about against trial after trauma. Or maybe your soul feels like the loser in a knife fight. Does a shattered pile of broken pottery describe you?



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The good news is that God heals the brokenhearted (Psalm 147:3), tends to our wounds, is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18). He is the master potter, and we are clay in His hands. He is using our brokenness to reform us in the image of Jesus. God sees you through eyes that love you and see your potential.

You need to see yourself through the same lens that Jesus does.



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As believers and followers of Jesus:

·       You have an identity in Christ (Galatians 2:20). You are identified as a child of God. You are a citizen of heaven.

 

·       Just as a child will always be related to their biological parent, you will never lose your identity as a child of God. (1 Corinthians 6:17), (1 John 3:1), (Galatians 4:7)

 



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·       You are loved. Not for what you do but because of who He is. (Ephesians 2: 4-5)

 

·       You are chosen. (2 Peter 2:9)

 

·       You are called. (2 Timothy 1:9)

 

·       You have a purpose. (Jeremiah 29:11), (Romans 8:28), (Proverbs 16:4)

 

·       You are a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

 

·       You are created in God’s image. (Genesis 1:27)

 

·       You are not alone. (Matthew 28:20), (Hebrews 13:5)

 

·       You are a child, heir, and servant of the high God. (Romans 8:17),   (John 12:26) ( 2

Corinthians 6:4), (1 Corinthians 4:1-2)

 

 ·       You are royalty.  (1Peter 2:9)

 



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·       You can be settled in the truth of your identity in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

 

 

·       You have enemies (The world, the flesh, and Satan) and are a soldier in God’s army.

(Ephesians 6:12), (James 4:7) but Jesus has overcome all your enemies. (John 16:32)

 

·       You were bought at an expensive cost. The price was Jesus’s precious blood. It cost

Him enormous suffering and humiliation. (1 Corinthians 6:20)

 



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·       You are no longer under condemnation. (Romans 8:1)

 

If you believe in Jesus, believe and remember the things he taught us.

When we look through the eyes of our identity in Christ, we stop caring about what other people think of us.

 

We can focus on our calling:

·       To disciple others.

·       To intercede for others.

·       To fulfill our roles as wives and mothers.

·       To draw closer and closer to God.

·       To fight against the powers of darkness in this world.

·       Use your talents, creativity, and giftings for God’s purposes and glory.

 

Your purpose remains constant—glorifying God. Your calling is different, and it may change. Your calling and your job might overlap. However, if you retire or leave that job, it doesn’t mean you no longer have a calling. God gives new callings.

While you are discovering that next calling:

You are called to be holy.

You are called to be a part of the body of Christ (The church).         

You are called to be a light in the world.

You are called to be a witness and share your testimony of what God has done for you.

You are called to pray. 



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You didn’t earn this identity. Jesus paid for it.

Your calling can change as you grow and fulfill each of God’s plans for you. However, we are all called to strive for a closer walk with Jesus.

Bask in His identity and walk in His strength and light.

 

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

(2 Corinthians 12:9) ESV

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