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Becoming Who You Are

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Who are you really? Our culture tells us to find our identity within ourselves – live out who you truly are. But what happens when you have competing voices, desires, and circumstances pulling you in different directions? True identity and meaning can only be found in something larger than ourselves.

We’ll explore what the Bible says is the truest thing about who you are. We’ll see that in Christ, God has spoken a forever identity over each of our lives – chosen, holy and blameless. The challenge is deciding which voice will determine our identity – the voice of culture or the voice of God.

  1. Identity is a central theme in the Bible, from mankind being made in God’s image to Paul’s teachings in Ephesians.
  2. Our identity should come from what God says about us, not what we achieve or desire. According to Ephesians 1, we are chosen, holy, blameless, adopted, redeemed, and forgiven in Christ.
  3. Culture and circumstances also try to shape our identity, based on things like where we’re from, what we do, what we have, and what we’ve done.
  4. There are things that are true about us and things that are truer. The truest thing is what God says about us in Christ.
  5. We have to decide which voice will determine our identity – the voice of culture and circumstances or the voice of God who says we are chosen, holy, and blameless in Christ.
  6. There are things that are true of believers according to Scripture, showing who we truly are in Christ – new creations, strong in the Lord, saints, more than conquerors, loved by God, etc.

So who are you really? The truest thing about you is not what our changing circumstances say, nor what our fleeting desires dictate. The truest thing is what God says in Christ – that you are chosen, forgiven, and loved with an everlasting love.

Your identity in Christ is unshakable. So live out of that truth today. Speak the identity God has given you over your life. Let it determine your actions, words and thoughts. And share that identity with others who are searching and struggling to find who they really are. When we walk in the truth of who God says we are in Jesus, it changes everything. It sets us free to live unashamed, unrestrained and unbound by the fleeting voices of this world.

Your true identity has been spoken over you – chosen, holy and blameless in Christ. Now go live like it’s true, because it is.


Ephesians 1:1-14

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