Your True Identity

You’re not what’s printed on your business card. 

Identity confusion is a major problem in our culture. Your identity in God’s kingdom is not derived from your education or lack thereof. It’s not taken from your accomplishments or failures or the color of your skin.  Let me be more specific. Money is not your identity either.  It doesn’t make you a rich man, a poor man, or a bankrupt man. Your true identity in God’s eyes is taken from John 1:12: “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

You and I belong to and are a part of the family of the Lord God Almighty. Now listen carefully. A college degree, a big company, lots of money, or a political office, are temporary at best. They pale in comparison to our eternal identity in the family of God. When we know who we are in Christ, we make decisions based upon that Identity, not the temporary one. Anchoring our soul in our everlasting identity allows us to weather storms, to recover from setbacks, and to persevere during trials. God does not want money to become our identity. When he challenged the Rich Young Ruler to sell all of his possessions and give to the poor, he was asking him to change his identity to that of a child of God. He was not insisting that He become poor, he was offering him the opportunity to have true riches!  

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