I have been wanting to write about the idea of “identity in Christ” for quite a while now, but what I found is that I know zippo about what it means to have my identity in Christ. I have been a committed follower to Christ for the last 5 years of my life, yet I am still stuck in the “what does identity in Christ even mean?” stage. So rather than telling you all about how I have found my identity in Him who is greater (which come to find out is not just a quick prayer to our Father in Heaven, but rather daily surrender to His plan and His power), I figured why not take you on the journey with me. This journey will not be a three step process to finding who you are with Christ as your guide, rather it will be what I have been learning in my own “identity journey.”
What is so great about being an ever-growing Christ follower is that everyone who believes in Him is either walking behind you, traveling beside you, or miles ahead of you in your own walk with The Lord. What this means is man there are people out there who know what they are talking about. They have been in your place, the have searched, fallen, and soared in their walk with The Lord, and they are more than willing to share their journeys with you. Whether their journey is recorded through books, blogs, devotions, or just face-to-face conversation, there are people who can lead you in your walk, shifting your eyes to Him, His Word and His plan. All to say- that is what I am going to be sharing as I share my “identity journey” with you. I would not be where I am in my relationship with The Lord without my daily devotions of SheReadsTruth or Matt Chandler’s Village Church sermons (these are just a few examples!). By reaching out to others who are full of wisdom and knowledge of The Lord, my heart and mind has been overflowing with encouragement not from them, but from their words- words taken straight from the Bible and words whispered by The Spirit Himself.
I am not doing this journey on my own. I will be digging into The Word, listening to and reading the words of people I trust are doing the same thing. And I encourage you to do the same. Comment on or share the upcoming blogs for anyone who may need a little encouragement in their walk as well.
Let’s live unashamed, unashamed of who we are in Him.