Who are you? What is your Identity?

Your identity is valuable. As you maneuver through life, you must know who you are and whose you are. So, answer this question to yourself, who are you? What is your identity? I pose those questions because many people are unable to give clear responses. Knowing your identity and embracing it is important for many reasons. For one, it gives us confidence and makes us stronger. For two, it gives us a sort of internal peace. Thirdly, it builds our faith. 

In our current time, many people question their identity, hate it, become depressed about it, regret it, or find something or someone else’s shadow to walk in. Most of those times, people haven’t accepted their true identity from the One who made them. Our authentic identity is found in Jesus Christ. If you wonder why, that is because we were created in the image of God. Genesis 1:27 NLT tells us, “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God, he created them; Male and female, he created them.” That is clear proof that our identity comes from God and God alone. We can reference that scripture when the enemy attacks our mind with otherwise. That scripture also means it doesn’t come from our parents, what anybody may have told us or done to us (abuse related), social media influencers, or who society tells us we are. 

From the moment we were born, God knew us and instilled his identity in us. Jeremiah 1:5 NLT tells us, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born, I set you apart…” This is good news for us! This is yet another scripture we can speak to defeat the lies of the enemy. If God already knew us before we were born, God already had a plan and purpose in mind (Jeremiah 29:11). 

We were not put on earth to be confused or stuck in depression because of our assigned gender, attractions, or physical appearances. God has a purpose for crafting each of us in a unique way. We may not quite understand God’s reasoning for it, but that’s ok. Our thoughts are far different from God’s thoughts anyway. Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT tells us, “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts, says the Lord. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” This scripture should give us peace in knowing that God made no mistake with the identity He gave us. 

Psalm 18:30 NLT tells us, “God’s way is perfect…” This scripture lets us know that every way of the Lord is perfect. So, we must follow it. Now, that doesn’t mean that man is perfect nor is man’s way perfect. It tells us that God’s way is perfect. Sometimes, others may try to influence who and what our identities should look or be like. We can’t let the naysayers deter us from the Truth of what the Word says.

Don’t let this society that rejects God, past abuse, cruel words of others, or lies the enemy spoke after looking in the mirror, keep you from knowing who you truly are.

So, if you’ve struggled with your identity, know that you don’t have to remain bound in that discontentment. Allow God to trademark you for life with His identity. His brand is solid and will never go out of style. 

Say this prayer below:

Dear Lord, I love you. Thank you for loving me when I couldn’t love myself. Thank you for knowing me before I even knew myself. Thank you for giving me an identity that is unique and sets me apart from this wicked world. Help me to embrace the beauty of my identity through your Word. Forgive me for believing the lies of the enemy, for walking in the shadow of somebody else, or for straying away from the identity you gave me. I repent of all my sins. I need you to carry me through this journey of life. Cleanse me of all unrighteousness and fill me with your Holy Spirit. Make everything that is not like you flee from my life. I invite you into my heart today. I believe that you died on the cross and rose on the third day for me. Your Word says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT, “That anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” I am ready to start my fresh with you. I surrender all. I ask you to trademark me with Your identity for the rest of my life. Amen. 

If you said that prayer, I believe that you just made it right with God. Rely on the Bible and let it be your source of validation. Trust that God has made you in His perfect image and your identity is in Christ alone. I challenge you to go and tell the world that you are a part of a “Chosen People, royal priest, holy nation, and God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9).”  

Thank you for reading my blog! If you enjoyed it, please leave a comment below. God bless and stay tuned for next month, friend!

5 thoughts on “Who are you? What is your Identity?”

  1. Great post! I wholeheartedly believe that I’ve found my identity after talking to God more often & meditating in His word and what He says about me.

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