A lot of things in this world can describe the lives we live, but these things don’t truly define us. Think of all the degrees we sometimes pursue to show off the letters behind or in front of our name, or the accolades and honors we receive from people around us or from our careers. There is nothing wrong with these things, but when we go after them thinking they will make us whole, we are forgetting that the things of this world were never placed in our possession to make us whole.
The careers, degrees and gifts we have are given to us in the borrowed time on earth to bring glory to God, our Creator. Our identity is found in Christ, because through Christ we are reconciled to God, meaning Christ is the one who connects us to the One who gave us everything we have. It feels nice when we receive recognition for our hard work, but to gain these things without knowing where our true identity is rooted can leave us empty. When we continue to acknowledge that God is our Source, we will remember that we have everything we need to be whole. This doesn’t just mean we have everything we need for life in a physical sense. This applies in the spiritual, mental and emotional sense as well.
“So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.” (Genesis 1:27 HCSB)
“His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” (2 Peter 1:3 HCSB)
We are equipped to live out our lives fully, and by remaining in step with the Holy Spirit, we can be reminded of the many ways that we can walk in life fully. Let’s stand firm and continue growing to be all God has created us to be.
Here are a few reminders of who we are:
We are loved. (John 15:9)
We are more than conquerors. (Romans 8:35-37)
We are victorious. (1 Corinthians 15:55-57, 1 John 5:3-5)
We are fearless. (Psalms 27:1)
First published December 14, 2020