An Important Question
What’s your identity? On what or who is your identity based? These questions, I believe, aren’t simple. The essence of your identity is primarily based on how you view yourself and, consequently, relate to others.
Your identity isn’t based on one aspect, though. While you may base it largely on being a fan of a sports team, attending all the games and consistently wearing their jersey, it doesn’t comprise the totality of how you identify yourself. There are many parts, including gender, race, religion, politics, and hundreds of other aspects.
The Merriam-Webster defines identity as follows: “Sameness of essential or generic character in different instances,” and, “Sameness in all that constitutes the objective reality of a thing.” My preferred understanding is: “The relation established by psychological identification.”
How do you identity yourself? I encourage you seriously reflect on that because, as a Christian, you have to primarily and fully identity yourself with Jesus. He is to be your identity. Anything else will, eventually, lead to an identity-crisis.
A Christ-Centered Identity
After Paul stated that God has giving you a “new self,” he wrote: “Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all” (Col. 3:10-11). These two verses highlight the importance of A Christ-Centered Identity.
It’s beyond question that every Christian needs to grow into a greater Christ-centered identity. Therefore, I encourage you to join the book launch of “A Christ-Centered Identity: Discovering Your God-Given Identity in His Son.” You’ll walk through the entire book in 6 weeks with only 3 minutes each day.
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You can find out more and sign up at www.thegloryofchrist.com/christ-centered-identity. The launch starts on January 1st. It will certainly be worth 3 minutes of your time each day.
The Devotional Writer
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