These days are really zooming right past us right? Over this past weekend we had a great time at Brunch & Grace talking about identity. Until we come face-to-face with reality we don’t realize that we have been clinging to identities that have nothing to do with Christ.
I know I have been clinging to another identity when something has been snatched from under me, I feel like I cannot not do/live without it, and I feel like I need it to be important, valued, and accepted. OUCH! I won’t call you all out. Let’s just pretend like this is all about me (SMILE).
There have been many prayer requests that come in and some of them leave my heart broken. As I read them I see more and more that our identities in Christ have been terribly shaken to the core. I feel your pain because my identity has been shaken to core and I have had to walk closely with the Lord in order for Him to pick up and heal my broken pieces. Whether you want to admit it or not you are dealing with an identity crisis too.
Maybe your identity has been in…
OUCH, ouch, and OUCH! Just pick one. If something was to come against it in any way you will collapse! Fear will overtake you and you will dread
We are a mess but the grace of God is greater. We hear all the time the phrase “Find Your Identity.” I know that this has the best intentions and motives. However, I would like us to stop trying to find our identities because up until this point we have been finding it in all the wrong places. Let’s make a decision to lose the identities that we have placed in everything else to put on our Christ identity.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. –Matthew 16:25
It’s life. It’s freedom. It’s rest.
You can do it by His grace! Spend time this week and allow the Lord to show you where you have placed your identity so that He can then show you who you are in His WORD. You are chosen, you are loved, you are blessed, you are victorious, you are fearfully and wonderfully made, you are salt and light, you are of a royal priesthood, you are the righteousness of God, and you are a CHILD OF GOD!
When you know who you are and whose you are you can stand more firmly in a world that is tossed from one identity to another. Remember we are in this world but not of it. Be encouraged on today!
Join me on the prayer call this evening. I want to continue to encourage and pray for you in your identity in Christ. Tonight at 7PM MST (8PM CST – 9PM EST – 6PMPST). Dial 720-689-1444. Get reminders by CLICKING HERE! I will meet you on the call!
Only By His Grace,
DeLonda Adams, President
Women Resting in God’s Grace