What is Identity? What is so important about this subject? Identity, the collection of thoughts and beliefs of one’s self that are deemed worthy as what distinguishes us as a human. So what is it you believe about yourself as to who you are? It is very important to understand what we find our identity in because it is the foundation of our being. So where do you find your identity? is it something that can be shaken easily like; family, friends, jobs or even a significant other? We need to build our foundation in God who is never changing and always steadfast.
What does that mean to build your identity in God? It means that all of our questions about who we are and what our purpose is are only answered by God, and who he has made us to be. So what did God create us for? “so God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27. Here we see that we were created by God and like God, let’s go further into this “then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became living creature” Genesis 2:7. Look at the creation of man, formed from the dust and breathed into the breath of God. Since we were created like God, he continues by giving us authority “…have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of heaven and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28, so He made us like Himself then literally gave us authority and a task that is like His, just on a smaller scale.
So we see that we were created as amazing beings, but robbed of our authority in the fall and separated from the Creator. Then Jesus steps in and lives a perfect life and then offers his life to us Romans 5:17-21. So when we accept that he died in our place and rose to give us a new life, we are able to fully identify as followers of Christ (Christians). We are restored to our original authority and communion with God through Jesus Christ.
So, always look to what the Father has said about you and never let the enemy determine who you are!
Written by: Willy Neudorf // Base staff