Do you like scarves? I love them. I have discovered since living in Germany that scarves are fashionable. It doesn’t matter the season; you can always find people wearing these amazing pieces of fabric that provide warmth, accent your favorite outfit, or provide that “pop of color.”
Today as I stood in front of the mirror about to place an Infinity Scarf around my neck, I was reminded of discovering my identity in Christ.
During my husband’s deployment, our church experienced a transition. In his absence, I received a new leadership appointment. There were people in the community who challenged my identity in Christ, my self-confidence, and my self-esteem because I am a woman.
I walked around in FEAR and on eggshells trying to please everyone in the different social circles losing my Identity in Christ.
I desperately needed more clarity about my identity in Christ.
Knowing Your Identity in Christ is freedom
He created me in His Image, so why was I allowing others to control me?
Healthy self-esteem doesn’t come from prominence; it comes from being who we are designed to be. God Loves Me and I am created in His image.
His love is everlasting – never-ending – Infinite.
Infinity is defined as “unending”, a space, extent of time or quantity that has no limit. That’s a very long time.
You were created in His Image~ Genesis 1:27 …created in the image of God
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalms 139:14
God loves me to infinity and He loves you to Infinity!!
Jeremiah 31:3, “Long ago the LORD said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love, I have drawn you to myself.”
Psalms 103:17 says, “But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children. “
Sometimes we say, “I love you”, the person responds, “I love you more” and so the exchange of affectionate words continues…. “I love you to the moon,”
“I love you to the moon and back” …
“I love you more “,” No, I love you more” … then you hear, “I love you to infinity and infinity times infinity.”
you must know your identity in christ
Your Life is Hidden in Christ ~
Apart from Christ, you can’t do anything. You need Him. “For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3
When you feel overwhelmed or discouraged about who you are, speak life and truth into your life. Remember, 2 Corinthians 5:17 ~ “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. “
- John 1:12 ~ “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
- Romans 8:28 ~ “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
- Ephesians 1:17 ~ “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.
- John 15:16 ~ “You did not choose me, but I choose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you”
- Romans 8:37 ~ “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
This beautiful purple scarf – the color of Royalty, given by my dear friend made me feel LOVED and reminded me that I am a child of Most High God- A Royal Priesthood!
There are benefits to your identity in Christ
As I wrapped the scarf around my neck in the looping style of the Infinity symbol, I felt more than ever that our Abba Father loves us UNCONDITIONALLY, He is protecting you and me remaining faithful always.
People will love you CONDITIONALLY; they may abandon you and will disappoint you.
Pleasing God and being obedient to the call of serving Him with a whole heart is more valuable than pleasing people. At the heart of what it means to be a Christian is to receive a new identity in Christ.
In Jesus, we do not lose our true selves, but we become our true selves, only in him.
I truly encourage you along your journey to choose one of these bible verses to memorize. They will make all the difference in your view of yourself, your relationship with Christ and your time here on earth.
Be encouraged friends! He has done an amazing job with each and every one of you and loves us more than we could ever imagine.
We are perfectly made in Him!!
Are you ready to be FREE of “people-pleasing” by Embracing your True Identity in Christ?