“For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” – Romans 8:29
Who are you? Really? It seems like the whole world is currently wrestling with the topic of IDENTITY. We live in a culture where people are “identifying” as all sorts of things. People are picking their pronouns and defining themselves with characteristics that God never intended for them to have.
When I hear stories about that, I’m always left asking: WHY? Why are people so confused when it comes to WHO they really are?
Maybe it’s because from the time we’re born we have so many different identities with so many different people. For instance, when I was a little boy, I was just Jordan, the little boy. But then I became Jordan, the student. I became Jordan, the athlete. The things I was involved in started to define the person I was. And that’s been true throughout my life.
Over the years, I’ve seen my identity evolve due to my personal experiences, opportunities, achievements, and relationships. I’ve been known by my strengths and weaknesses. My perceived persona has been defined by my personality profile and my enneagram number. It’s been shaped by what my passions are and what my profession may be.
And the truth is, all these things can quickly become your identity too. That is (1) if you allow them to and (2) if you don’t know who God created you to be. See, all the things listed above are just things that describe you. But what describes us is not what DEFINES us.
You are HIS. As a child of God, your identity is found in Christ. Romans 8:29 tells us who we are when it says, “For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His Son, so that His Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”
You are His child. His son, His daughter. You are a child of God…a child He predestined to do amazing things. Things that only you can do. So with that in mind, let me ask you again: who are you?