03 Jun Pursuing God’s Great Dream for Your Life
Until we settle the universal identity problem, we will not enter and experience God’s dream. It is indeed a universal problem, because all of us feel the messages of shame relentlessly bombarding our hearts and minds telling us we are not loved, not worthy, not good enough. If we are not equipped to face and refute these types of messages, our identity is negatively impacted, and the resulting insecurities and fears reap havoc within us.
As Believers, we discover our identity is rooted and defined in our relationship with Christ. Without this discovery, we automatically attempt to establish our identity based, primarily, on our performance; there will be a perpetual, inward battle to prove our worth.
Many people have struggled with this fight for identity all their lives. Sadly, many have gone to their graves not fully knowing who they are, or who God destined them to be.
How Do We Begin the Process of Redefining Our Identity?
The core of our identity is found in relationship, unconditional love, and affirmation.
The Lord has established a relationship with us making us His children! “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God” (1 John 3:1)
In addition, He has confirmed His unconditional love for us: “God proves His own love for us in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Finally, our Heavenly Father affirmed us by choosing us in Christ! “For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world.” (Ephesians 1:4)
Pursuing the Dream
Recognizing who we really are promotes confidence—and then and only then can we exercise the courage needed to believe God we can take considerable steps into our preferred future!