False identity, part 3

Who you really are in Christ

If you are a follower of Jesus, whenever the enemy of God attacks you and your self image, remember that you have been redeemed and has been forgiven of your past, present and even of your future sins. Jesus does not condemn you, he never will. No matter what happened in the past, you are accepted. You don’t know what the future holds, but you are secured. You are God’s workmanship. You are important to him and to the body of Christ, the church. God has freed you from the bondage of sin therefore you are free to do good works that you have not even imagined.

You are an heir to his kingdom. You have a special gift that the Holy Spirit has given you when you believed. You are complete in Christ. Yes, he alone completes you — not a man or a woman in a relationship, not your job, not your power, not your possession, only in Christ that you can find completeness.

If you have not yet started a relationship with Jesus, and I’m not talking about that cultural, I-go-to-church-every-other-Sunday-therefore-I-have-a-relationship-with-Christ type of thing. No, the kind that really surrenders your life to your new “boss”, think about this: You are valuable to him. Jesus abandoned heaven to become man and lived among us, died a painful death just so that you can be with him forever. And even if, for instance, you’re the only one who sinned, he will still do that and die for you, just like that shepherd in Jesus’ story who left 99 of his sheep to find 1 that is lost. That’s how important you are. So, what are you waiting for? Say “Yes!” to Jesus and redeem your true identity in him.