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IDENTITY

KYLER MALARAE

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

 What do you find your identity in? For some, it is the sports they play, for others it is the type of clothes they wear, the kind of friends they have, or their job. For me, it was the band I played in. I thought by playing in a band it would make me instantly popular and cool. Well it did, for a short time, but then it faded away and I was left feeling empty because I had just poured all my heart and energy into my identity as a musician.

We place such a high importance on our identity that when we inevitably don’t do well in it at some point then we feel like we have failed at life or that people won’t like us anymore. But God wants us to find our identity in him, the only one who won’t fade[is fade the right word? maybe disappoint] or fail us. When we begin to shift our viewpoint and find our worth and identity in Christ, then we will be renewed and will find the desires of this world growing smaller and smaller.

But how do we shift our view of ourselves? It isn’t easy; it takes spending time in God’s word and knowing what he says about us. It means speaking His truth into your life when the world tells you you’ve failed yet again, but God tells you he loves you just the same. Spend some time this week seeking God and ask him what lies you need to stop believing about yourself, and once he reveals them to you, destroy them. Then ask him to let you see yourself through his eyes; you’ll be blown away by how wonderful and perfect you are in the eyes of God.

QUESTION 1. What do you find your identity in? Is it lasting?
QUESTION 2. What are some truths that God says about you? Find some scripture to back them up, then memorize them.
CHALLENGE: No matter what your passion is, or where you find your identity, know that God’s passion for you and his view of you are infinitely better than anything this world can ever offer.