“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5
Do you know your identity? Do you know who you are? Do you know what makes you, well, YOU? Unfortunately, so many people today struggle with insecurity and anxiety that often stem from not knowing who they are.
Many people are so unsure of themselves that they crave the approval of others. They rely on other people to tell them what they are good at and what they are not. They get such an internal “high” off of being praised for something and equally just as low when they are criticized.
This comes from not knowing your identity. See, your identity is not in the things you do. Your identity is not about where you are from, what last name you were born into, or what special talents you have. When you give your life to Christ, your identity is found in Him.
You never have to wonder who you are again, because you are a child of the one true God. This can give you such freedom in knowing you do not have to perform to keep your identity because your identity isn’t about what you have done.
Instead, it’s about what He did for you, and the gateway that opened for the relationship you now can have with God. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Have you struggled with your identity? Do you constantly view yourself through what you are good at or what other people say about you? If so, it’s time to let that view go because the Bible tells us, that is not who we are.
Who are you? What is your identity? It’s not a WHAT, but a WHO. And that “who” is God. Who are you? You are a child of God!