We are born with an identity that awaits us; it’s beyond our family traditions of who we should be and who we’re molded into as a child. We are raised and developed by our environments. We’re taught at a young age to start thinking of what to be when we grow up. Without much thought as little girls we are given dolls only to feed into a natural instinct, “I want to be a mother when I grow up”. And many of us have become great mothers and some still have the desire to mothers.
Maybe you were raised in an environment that taught careers came first before a family, and after all your accomplishments your desire is still to be a mother and a wife. That’s great, I know the Father created us with those desires so we could be fruitful and multiply.
Genesis 1:28 NIV
God said to them, be fruitful and increase in numbers; fill the earth and subdue it.
So after we reach our desired man made identity, we are left with feelings of, “I’m still not satisfied, something is still missing, I just can’t explain what I’m feeling.”
We’re only completely satisfied in our lives after we find Christ. We have to unlock our kingdom identity by accepting Christ as our Personal Savior. The identity the Father predestined for us in our mother’s wound.
Jeremiah 1:5 NIV
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nation.”
Our true identity is in Christ, but we are not molded in the identity of Christ as a child in the way they were in the bible days. Children were taught to walk in the ways of the bible so that they could reign as Kings to lead the people, or to have David’s faith to fight Goliath not because he believed in himself, but in God and his faithfulness. Thank God, we serve a God that allows us our own desires while he desires us to walk out our identity to advance his kingdom.
Ephesians 4:11 NIV; so Christ himself gave the apostle, the prophets, the evangelist, the pastors and teachers. 12) to equip his people for the works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.
Our spirit man longs for a relationship with Christ and once it’s awakened by our confession of Christ, by his grace and mercy we are drawn back to his original plan of our kingdom calling. If your Spirit man is awakened and you’re still wondering why I am not satisfied, what is missing in my life or I just can’t explain it. Ask yourself, "Am I fully walking in my true identity of advancing the kingdom of Christ?"
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