2/25/2016 0 Comments
Identity in Christ
It is true that each of us are in fact a “Masterpiece”. A masterpiece is a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship. We are His Masterpiece. God formed each and every one of us in his own hands. He knew what hair, color of eyes, and each small difference we each would have before he even created us. Often we only see our personal identity; we focus on how we see ourselves and strain from how God see’s us. We each are a child of the One True King, a Child of God. We are under God’s power and not our own. We do not have control over our lives, although we often think we do. We as humans often forget that everything happens for a reason and a purpose. God has given us those situations because he believes we ARE strong enough. In today’s world we too often do things only for “me”. I think we can all admit to doing this, I will admit to it.
Sometimes I would rather do what I want then help around the house. We are human.
Temptation. This is something we all struggle with, whether it is eating that piece of chocolate cake at 3 am or being tempted to do something much worse, it happens. This temptation is Satan’s attack on our identity. In Matthew 4 it states, “The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”” “Jesus answered, “It is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”” “Ten the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”
The devil then took Jesus to a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms and told him that he would give them to Jesus, if Jesus bowed down to him. Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: “Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”
You see after this moment, the devil left him and the angels came and attended Jesus. The devil tried to tempt Jesus and failed, because he believed in God. He knew that with God’s love anything is possible, he knew The Lord would protect him. You see, our identity comes from God. God loves us unconditionally. We must take a step and spread the word of God to those who do not know him. Plant a seed and watch it grow into a love for our One true King, Jesus.
Ask yourself, “What is my identity in Christ?”
In Christ alone we are born again. My whole life I have loved Jesus, I have went to church and Sunday school. Although my entire life I was a worry wart. No matter what the situation was I worried, whether it be my next cross country race, or getting a good grade on my test I dealt with worries flooding my head. I feared getting a bad grade. Then one day God cleared my head and said, “Sarah do not worry for I am with you.” God told me he had a plan for my life and to give him the wheel of my life; that is exactly what I did. I stopped trying to drive my own life and gave it over to Him. It was my sophomore year of high school, I was taking the hardest classes I could to get ahead of the game, I ran cross country and was the number one runner for my school. To say the least it was stressful. I worried all the time and my grades meant way more than they should have. That year I had an opportunity of a lifetime, one I could not let pass; although it meant missing 3 weeks of school and learning everything on my own, at this time when I was away I learned more than ever in my life. That is when I learned it was time for me to share God’ love and God’s story with the world. School did not matter I knew God would take care of it as well as my life. This was my light bulb moment, when I learned to live for God and not for myself. To follow his plan and not my own, to give him the wheel to my life and say d what you want with me, I am yours.
Do you believe he loves you?
Because I do.
I hope you can take the stance today to let go of your own “me” identity and find your identity in Christ alone.
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Well known for her love for Jesus, coffee, and having one arm. Sarah share's stories in her life in hope to help others. She wants you to know that,
"Our differences do not define who we are but are a part of the story that God has written for our lives."
Sarah says, " I hope that I can be someone to relate to in a world of untold real stories. Everything I write is from my heart and real."
"We are all created imperfectly perfect by God, we should be proud of our imperfections and differences, they make us who we are today but do not define us, know that you are beautiful and remind yourself of this everyday."