There are something’s that are pretty clear about who you are. Firstly, someone gave birth to you. Secondly, where ever you lived, the environment moulded you but the third thing which is what most people forget is God created you. The created is to live in accordance with the creator’s purpose. We are to live the way God created us to be.
We all want the best out of life. So take it from life itself. Christ is life (John 10:10). If you were just thinking about anything else outside Christ, you have missed it. Our entire life ought to be like Jesus in terms of his personality, being passionate and being purposeful. That will not happen if we do not do what made him get the results he did. It is simply this, Jesus knew who he was. Identity is the foundation of a life of impact. It is what makes the supernatural work.
Flesh and Blood
Anything that defines your identity from the biological to your culture has limits but your spiritual identity does not have. A family that has a history of death by cancer will still continue until one family member wakes up to his identity in Christ Jesus and ends it.
Your spiritual identity has no limit because it is made in the image of God. (Colossians 3:10). God has no limit. The more you know who you are in Christ, the more you are taking off the limits constructed by your biological and cultural identity. When you receive Christ, the scripture starts immediately by telling you who you are and keeps emphasizing on your new creature status.
Identity is so important that Jesus asked his disciples “…who do men say that I the Son of Man, am?” (Matthew 16:13 NKJV). The disciples’ answer showed that many people got it wrong. That did not stop Jesus from fulfilling his purpose. In the end, Simon got it right by saying “…you are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (V.16) It was not revealed to him by flesh and blood. Your identity is not linked to flesh and blood. It is spiritual. It is tied to Christ. “…The life which you now live in the flesh, you live by faith in the Son of God, who loved you and gave himself for you” (Galatians 2:20 NKJV).
Your identity is so important that those who knew Jesus as the carpenter’s son never got healed. Those who knew him as Mary’s son and brother to James, Joses, Simon and Judas never Got healed (Matthew 13:54-58). All they saw was flesh and blood. If you see yourself as just flesh and blood, you cannot truly live the Christian life. You cannot take advantage of what God has given you freely.
Heaven and Earth
Scripture says, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away” (Matthew 24:35 KJV). Scripture also says “having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever” (1 Peter1:23). Joining the two scriptures together it shows that your identity cannot be destroyed because it came from God’s word. Circumstances cannot change it. Emotions cannot change it. The government cannot outlaw it. Science cannot explain it away. To doubt who you are is to doubt God as your creator.
Making statements like “It is because he is a pastor that is why he studies and prays a lot but I am not a pastor. It is because he is from a rich home that is why he is well off but I am from a poor home.” These excuses have no say no more because of Jesus in you, the hope of glory; you have the advantage no matter the issue.
Your identity is of the word of God. When the word of God goes forth, It does not return void. It accomplishes what it was sent out to do (Isaiah 55:11). Therefore you ought to be fruitful. You ought to prosper. God did not give us a “nothing is working” life. Your lack of result is a lack of personal conviction of who you are. Your victory starts when you can boldly say “I know who I am in Christ.”