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“Who are you?”
Has anyone ever asked you, “Who are you?” Have you ever asked yourself? Several years ago, I was asked that question, and it didn’t take me long to formulate an answer.
“I’m a little bug that’s been kicked over to the corner. I’m just trying to stay out of the way so that I don’t get stepped on.”
Have you ever felt like that? Maybe you can relate to these feelings even now. Or maybe you know someone who can.
One of the greatest encouragements I received at the time was to take a look at my identity, not as defined by those around me, but as it is defined in the Bible. In the depths of a depression, nothing may come to mind, so I’d like to share some verses with you. I pray that they will be an encouragement to you and that the Lord will bring the truth to your mind when you need it the most.
If you are a Christian (a follower of Jesus Christ), then the following verses identify you.
a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24)
hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)
chosen of God, holy and dearly loved (Colossians 3:12 and 1 Thessalonians 1:4)
one of God’s living stones, built up in Christ (1 Peter 2:5)
salt and light in the world (Matthew 5:13-14)
a child of God (John 1:12)
an alien and stranger in this temporary life (1 Peter 2:11)
born of God, and the devil can’t touch me (1 John 5:18)
Look up the following verses to add to this list. What do they say about who you are?
John 15:1, 5
Galatians 3:26; 4:6
1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19
1 Corinthians 6:17
1 Corinthians 12:27
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Galatians 4:6, 7
1 Corinthians 1:2; Ephesians 1:1; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:2
Philippians 3:20; Ephesians 2:6
1 Thessalonians 5:5
1 Peter 2:9, 10
1 Peter 5:8
1 John 3:1-2
1 Corinthians 15:10
The devil doesn’t change his tactics much. They work, so he keeps using them. Knowing that, I know I’m not the only one who bought into his lies about who I was. He knows if he can discourage us, we’ll be less effective in sharing the Gospel. He works hard at it, and unfortunately, we let him convince us too easily.
Who are you?
As a believer, you are a Child of the King. That makes you a princess (or prince)! You are fearfully and wonderfully made, and you are loved!
If you had to choose one verse to hold onto as a reminder, which would you choose? Please share in the comments.