Identity Crisis

[B]ecause, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:21 NKJV

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:15 NKJV

Who are you? Where are you? Whose are you? Only you can decide, but you must make up your mind because “a double-minded man, is unstable in all his ways” (Jas. 1:8). Are you in a spiritual identity crisis? An identity crisis is believed to be one of the most important conflicts people face in life. Like the Roman and Greek philosophers, as mentioned in Romans chapter one, the rational minded believer suppresses the truth of God in unrighteousness and becomes confused about who he is in Christ.

Are you unsure of who you are and your role in life? Do you feel like you don’t know the real you? If so, you may be experiencing an identity crisis. But you can make this time work for you rather than against you. How? An identity crisis can be a time of intensive self-analysis and exploration, and a time of looking at yourself in a different way. The challenge is to see yourself in the light of God’s Word: “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (Text).

Identify with your new identity according to the Gospel that says, “you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power . . . that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God” (Col. 2:10; 4:12). You are now perfect and complete in Christ, lacking nothing. All that is required is that you boldly act on the fact of this new identity, accepting the Gospel truth that, in Christ, you died to the old man and the old identity.

So, claim your new identity in Christ by sharing your faith effectively by acknowledging every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus (Philem 6). You must relentlessly claim your new identity, even in the face of what seem to be contradictory appearances. Judge not by appearances!

 

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Posted on September 30, 2018, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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