Where do you find your identity? Is it in your appearance? Your work? Your finances? Social status? The activities you are involved in? What defines you? In other words, do you have an idol?
That [idols] was where I was finding my identity, rather than in Jesus’ love and what He’s done for me.
The whole purpose of this study is to show us that our identity cannot be found in anything earthly. As we’ve read in Colossians about learning to transform our identity, God made us new in Him. Because of Christ, we are holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.
Our identity must be tied up in nothing else but our Savior.
Because of Christ, we are transformed. We no longer need to find our identity in what we do or how we look or how much money we have. Let’s refer to our idols as the “what not to wear of Christian living.” I find it quite fitting!
What to wear is described in Colossians 3:12-15
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. – Colossians 3:12-15
Your identity is found in Him! Become who you are IN him and BECAUSE of Him!
This is a blog series: Exploring Identity! If you missed any of the others posts, here they are!
Day 1- Known
Day 2- What is Identity?
Day 3- You are God’s Masterpiece
Day 4- Are you hiding?
Day 5- God doesn’t make Mistakes
Day 6- Mankind makes a Mess
Day 7- Turning Heads
Day 8- Getting the Idea?
Day 9- What Jesus Knew
Day 10- Beauty
Day 11- Relationships
Day 12- Maid, Mother or Moneymaker?
Day 13- Anxiety Girl! DUH DUH DUH!
Day 14- Who’s in Control?
Day 15- The Comparison Game