Understanding Who You Are

God never stops trying to persuade you to see yourself as he sees you. When you see yourself as God sees you – you see your true identity.

What you believe about your identity determines your destiny. You have to believe the right stuff because you will behave out of what you believe.

It is easy to lose sight of our identity – to give in to insecurities and self-doubt. We question our identity when we face hard times, when we get rejected, when we sin, when we fail, when we compare and when we are asked to do something we’ve never done before.

Moses is a prime example. God called him to lead the Hebrew children out of slavery and into the land of promise. But Moses questioned his identity.

But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11 NLT

God wants to answer that identity question with the truth about who he created you to be. This is the core of your identity:

You are created in the image of God. (Genesis 1:26) Your identity is not found in what you do, what you have accomplished, your associations, your ethnicity, in what others say you are or what others want you to be. Your identity is not unstable. When God made you he used himself as the blueprint. You were created on purpose for purpose.

In Christ you are made brand new. You were created in the image of God but sin scarred God’s original design. In his great love, God sent Jesus to restore all that was lost. The truth of your identity was reestablished on the cross. At the cross Jesus took away all your sin and gave you a brand new identity.

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT

There has never been and never will be anyone just like you. There is nobody like you. You have a unique fingerprint, a unique retina scan and a unique tongue. You have gifts, abilities, experiences, ideas and thoughts like no other person on the planet. God made you uniquely you!

As you begin to live out of your true identity in Christ, you will live with faith and confidence. When you believe right about yourself you will live the right way. You won’t ask, “Who am I?” You will understand who you are.