I was was out walking one day when a man come up to me and asked, " are you a wearer of the ride or a rider of the wear? you see I was wearing one of my "Harley Davidson" t-shirts. and of course I said that I'm a rider of the wear. and then he gave me a thumbs up, like he approved who I am. and then he went on.
I felt good after that happened , because some stranger come up to me and said " your cool"? or was it because he knew that we had something in common? what if I wasn't wearing that shirt that day? would he even have smiled?
What makes a person think that whatever they see is the truth? I could have lied to the man and he wouldn't have even known. do I want to be in a category that the world thinks is cool? or do I need to be myself and hope that I will be accepted?
so many times people "label and define"other people according to what they see and hear, not by taking the time to getting to know them. according to your age, your interest,and even what you buy, what school you went to, what color your hair is, even if you have any hair, are you a Parent, what kind of job do you have ,what race are you ,do you have any physical defects , are you intelligent, and even what religion you are. so how can someone just determine who I really am by just seeing the outside? the sad part about all this is that their are people out there that want you to think that they are a certain way because of these things.
"How does God define my identity?"
The Bible says that your identity is in Christ, not in the circumstances of your birth, your economic standing in the world, or your ability to please others. ( do you wear a cross around your neck, because" it's cool"). or do you truly want to make a statement that you know the Lord . what will you say if someone asks you why you wear it?
When you come to know Jesus as your personal savior. this positive "identity" out trumps all human categories, freeing you to live out a life that is pleasing to our Heavenly Father.your identity in Jesus will be a constant source of strength to over come whatever this world throws at you.
when you claim your identity in Christ, you will have a peace come over you, and He will give you confidence in His plan of knowing who you are.circumstances may change and you will make mistakes, but God sees you as perfect and complete in His Son.God sees us all differently. He sees you as uniquely created and beautiful in His eyes. we are made in the image of God. We are all forgiven when we call unto Him.
when you ask the Lord to come into your life, and your identity is now as a true beloved child of God. you will improve in your relationships, freeing you from the need to deceive and manipulate others.
you will no longer have to conform to "stereotypes" of who and what the world thinks you should be.
You can stand for what you believe,
without the need to prove yourself worthy.
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put your confidence in man.
Psalm 118:8 NKJV.
Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know
in part, but then I shall know just as I am known.
1 Corinthians 13:12 NKJV.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things
are passed away: behold all things become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV.
So do you know who you are?
are you a someone who wants to please the "world"?
or do you want peace in knowing that you are living for the Lord
and that through Him ALL things are possible.
Have you ever seen a miracle?
Hint: they only happen when things seem impossible.
Would you like to know about Jesus?
For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world: but that
the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not
condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because
he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 3:17-18 NKJV.
That if thou shalt confess with thy month the Lord Jesus, and shalt
believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou
shalt be saved. For with the heart man believth unto righteousness:
and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
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