Finding My Identity: Part 3 of 3

In this life, there are many different sources from which one can draw their identity. In past weeks I wrote on the worldly sources of our stuff, and our actions. If these common sources are not where we should be seeking our identity then where should we look?

The obvious Sunday School answer is that we should find our identity in Christ. This sounds like a great answer, but what exactly does it look like?

Recognize The Bad:

We’re sinners. If we try to define ourselves by the good deeds we’ve done, we’ll fall flat. What we would call good deeds are really nothing more than smelly garbage when compared to Christ (Philippians 3:8). By our actions, we suck. Good thing our identity doesn’t end there.

Embrace the good:

Take to heart the words of Colossians 2:13-14:

“And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.”

It took me quite a while to realize that my identity wasn’t found in what I’d done, or the sins I’d committed. Instead, my identity is found in Christ, and the sacrifice he made for me on the cross.

Does this mean that I shouldn’t be proud of my accomplishments? No, we were created to have passion, and to excel at things. God is glorified when we use our gifts in God-honoring ways.

God created us to be good at things – we are all unique in our strengths. What we’re good at is apart of our identity, yet they are not our identity alone. We need to find our self worth in God while celebrating the diversity of His creation.

Question: How can you find your identity through Christ while embracing your God-given talents?

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22 thoughts on “Finding My Identity: Part 3 of 3

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