Who am I? The Truth About Our Identity

I don’t think I need to tell you.

If you spend any time at all on the computer or social media channels of any kind, you know firsthand that a plethora of information concerning our identity abounds, and all of it can easily be found in the form of books, podcasts, blog posts, sermons, and graphics.

No, information is not what we lack.

Just a few keystrokes and we can find that we are prized by God and wonderfully made. Articles of all types assure us that we are a masterpiece, and that God sings over us. As well, beautifully designed graphics declare that we are daughters of the King. 

Words straight from the Bible. Precious truths, every one of them.

But with our gaze on ourselves, truth or not, these words will have little effect.

No, information is not what we lack. What we lack is perspective!

In our search for identity (and the hoped-for transformation it will bring), we must get to the place where we take our eyes off ourselves and turn them to God.  

Apart from God, these priceless truths cannot be properly perceived. There can be no true self-awareness, and therefore, little – if any – change.

Rather than looking for “who I am” because of me or for me, we need to be searching for “who I am” IN CHRIST.

Only with our gaze turned Godward, with a right and reverent awe of who He is, can we come to truly understand our identity.

In Christ, you are:

As you read these words from the Bible – these precious truths – do so with your eyes firmly transfixed on Him. (Try looking for what each passage tells you about God as you read.)

ACCEPTED – Romans 8:1; Ephesians 1:6; Psalm 139:1-3

ADOPTED – Galatians 4:7; John 1:12; Romans 8:15

AN AMBASSADOR – 2 Corinthians 5:20

BEAUTIFUL – Psalm 139:13-16

BLESSED – Romans 8:32; Ephesians 1:3

BELOVED – Jeremiah 31:3

BOLD – 2 Corinthians 3:12

A BRIDE – Isaiah 62:5

A CHILD OF GOD – 1 John 3:1

CHOSEN – 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Ephesians 1:4

CO-HEIR WITH CHRIST – Romans 8:17

CO-LABORER – 1 Corinthians 3:9

DAUGHTER OF THE KING – Galatians 3:26

DELIGHTED IN – Zephaniah 3:17

DELIVERED FROM DARK POWERS – Colossians 1:13

ELEVATED TO HEAVENLY PLACES – Ephesians 2:6

ETERNAL – Romans 6:23

FAVORED – Proverbs 8:35

FORGIVEN – Psalm 103:12; Colossians 1:13-14; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7

FREE – John 8:36; Galatians 5:1

FRIEND – John 15:15

GIVEN GRACE – 1 Timothy 1:9

GOD’S WORKMANSHIP – Ephesians 2:10

GUARDED – Philippians 4:7

HEALED BY HIS STRIPES – 1 Peter 2:24

HUMAN – Genesis 1:27

INNOCENT BEFORE HIM IN LOVE – Ephesians 1:4

JUSTIFIED – Romans 5:1; 2 Corinthians 5:21

KEPT BY THE POWER OF GOD – 1 Peter 2:24

LOVED UNCONDITIONALLY – John 3:16; 1 John 4:10; Isaiah 43:3; Romans 8:38-39

MASTERPIECE – Ephesians 2:10

MORE THAN A CONQUEROR – Romans 8:37

NEVER ALONE – Deuteronomy 31:8

NEW – 2 Corinthians 5:17

NEW CREATION – 2 Corinthians 5:17

NOT CONDEMNED – Romans 8:1

ONE WITH HIM – 1 Corinthians 6:17

OVERCOMING THE WORLD – 1 John 5:5

PREDESTINED TO SONSHIP – Ephesians 1:5

QUICKENED TOGETHER WITH CHRIST – Ephesians 2:5

REDEEMED – Ephesians 1:7; Galatians 3:13

RIGHTEOUS – 2 Corinthians 5:21

SAINT – 1 Corinthians 6:11

SANCTIFIED – 1 Corinthians 1:2

SEALED – Ephesians 1:13

SEATED IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES – Ephesians 2:6

SECURE – Jeremiah 29:11

SET APART – 1 Peter 2:9

SWEET AROMA – 2 Corinthians 2:15

TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – 1 Corinthians 6:19

TO HIS PRAISE – Ephesians 1:12

TRANSFORMED – Romans 12:2

UNTO HIS GLORY – Ephesians 1:14

VICTORIOUS – 1 Corinthians 15:57; Psalm 18:35

WASHED CLEAN (WASHED IN HIS BLOOD)   Isaiah 1:18; Revelation 1:5

WHOLE IN CHRIST – Colossians 2:10

WONDERFULLY MADE – Psalm 139:14

X-CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST – Galatians 2:20

YOKED TOGETHER WITH BELIEVERS – 2 Corinthians 6:14

ZEALOUS OF GOOD WORKS – Titus 2:14

May our gaze be ever on Him, and may He alone be glorified. Amen.

3 comments on “Who am I? The Truth About Our Identity

  1. What a beautiful list of things we ARE in Christ!

  2. One of my favorite topics – a great list!!

  3. Only as we keep our gaze focused on Him, will we walk in our god-given identity.

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