“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus and if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3: 26-29 KJV
Many people in every country and of every culture, struggle with knowing their worth and strength. Many people live in fear of who they really are. Many people wrestle with insecurities and feel invisible. Many people see the wrong they have done as determining them ‘bad’ forever. Many see their colour as having damaged their life. Many people class themselves as ‘ugly and insignificant’, that they have ‘body dysmorphia’, they look but see another image. Many people see disability, inability or difference as negativity. Many people see the abuse they have suffered as classing them as ‘damaged’. Many believe they will not get married, many believe they will not have children. Many see the addiction they battle as always being this way with no way out. Many see themselves as unlikeable, unlovable and throw themselves on the proverbial “scrapheap”. Many people believe that “life is not for them and others, that it would be better off without them in the world”. Many give up. Many people believe that though they have accepted Jesus as their Lord & Saviour but they have made a mistake, they are not forgiven, worse still they are not truly saved. Watch out, there is a thief about. He is real. He is dangerous. He is an imitator. He trades. His currency is doubt, lies & deceit. He is beguiling & he wants us!
The above are all lies from the ‘Identity Thief ‘ the enemy. He feeds us all, lies and we either choose to believe, or not. Sadly, we all have at one time or another, fallen for his deceit & some of us are still living in false identity. The word IDENTITY according to the Oxford Dictionary means “the fact of being who or what a person or thing is” & “the characteristics determining who or what a person or thing is”. Our true identity is in Jesus Christ & this angers the devil, known also as the enemy. “The enemy comes to kill, steal & destroy”, this means if he can ‘steal’ our thought processes, he can try and hood-wink us into believing ALL the negative seeds he tries to plant in us, things like, we are not loved, we are not unique, precious, wonderfully & fearfully-made, beautiful, wanted & meant to be here, for such a time as this as Jesus declared we are. The enemy is relentless in his attack on us & our mind. Chipping away, whispering in our ears, seeking to destroy our souls & spirit. He not only tried to steal Gods identity and imitate Him, he is out to steal our identity too! He imitates the ‘voice’ of Jesus with wrongful, negative thoughts using fear- ‘false evidence appearing real’ until he beguiles us down the wrong path. There is a voice we must only listen to & pray to God to know & believe. It is the ‘true, still soft voice’ of God.
Believe the truth God says about us. The word of God in the book of Deuteronomy 32:10 & again in Zechariah 2:8 states that we are “the apple of Gods eye”, He LOVES us! Oh how amazing is this, that even before the foundation of this world, you & I were chosen & bought with the price of the precious blood of Jesus Christ because WE are His most precious thing, because He loves us so much. Because we are his children. Jesus came and gave us HIS identity. He made us perfectly, in His own image. He came that we might have life and have it & live it, more abundantly! Isaiah 43:7 “Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. 8Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.” Every single one of us are unique & fearfully made, there is no accident or mistake in our existence. God made for us purposely# FACT! Begin healing, start your recovery process. Choose to believe this because it is true, reject the lies of the devil, he is “a liar from the beginning”.
Search the scriptures and it will confirm not only this but also what our identity is; who we are in Christ & Who’s children we are, amen! “There’s is therefore no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus”, adopted in the beloved, the rightful seed & heir to Abraham and ALL which God promised him. Come on now, just as our finger and plantar prints are unique & no two people have the same prints, so are we uniquely, preciously made in Christ; made in His image and made so intricately too, every single hair on your head is numbered hallelujah Luke12:7 “But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows”.
Done wrong? we are still children of God. Been in prison? We are still children of God. Suffered mental health issues? We are still children of God. Committed adultery, stolen, harbouring hatred against someone. Committed murder? We are still children of God. Have you been abused? Have you abused someone? We are still children of God. Born with a medical condition; what the world calls an abnormality, maybe scarring, a burn, a speech issue, hearing issues, blind, mobility impaired? Weight an issue? Anger towards other cultures? Sick in your body? Whatever the thing we are struggling with, the thing that has you ‘chained up’ believing “there’s no way out”, we are still beautiful children & HE wants to deliver us. God said “can a mother forget the child she’s bares, yet GOD REMEMBERS us”, amen! We are not forgotten & He doesn’t give up on us. He “blesses us with all spiritual blessings”. Reject the lies of the enemy in every way. How? Luke 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?” Come see a man who will tell us everything about ourselves, His name is Jesus, OUR Heavenly Father & He knows ALL about us, what we do have done & will do. We only have to come to Him. Believe His word & all that HE has ordained for lives. Open our hearts to Him. Come and meet Him, or come back to Him. He knows what’s in our hearts & only HE can change us. WE have value, we have worth, we are loved with a supernatural, incomparable, unconditional love. We are meant to be here, we are a special in every way and we are children of God. We are who Jesus died for, setting us free indeed & giving us a supernatural, unmatchable inheritance. No more chains binding us. Come all of who carry burdens, anxieties, fears & brokenness & Jesus will give us rest. We are HIS. Know who’s you are now? Share this message of hope with someone struggling & tell them they are loved by Jesus. They are part of His family. Please don’t give up. Embrace your God -given, God-promised identity. today.
Samantha ?Inspired by Josiah Da Silva