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Secure identity

18 January 2020
‘For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.’

We can feel insecure when we’re not sure who we are and we not sure that we’re good enough to be loved. It can affect all of our relationships, including our relationship with God. If they’re not dealt with, our insecurities can damage our relationships and we can end up trying to earn love and approval. But in Jesus we have a secure identity. Through Him we can be: 1) Secure in our appearance. God created us in His image, and He doesn’t make mistakes. We might not look like the people we see in magazines, but that doesn’t mean we’re not beautiful. The Bible says: ‘I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made’ (Psalm 139:14 NIV). 2) Secure in our purpose. God created us with a purpose in mind. He’s given us gifts and skills for us to use to advance the kingdom and glorify Him. Sometimes we can feel like we’re not good enough to be used by God, but that’s not true. We each have our part to play, and we can know that God has things for us to do, even if we’ve messed up in the past. 3) Secure in our future. Once we’ve accepted Jesus and surrendered our lives to Him, we can be secure in our eternal future. We don’t need to earn our salvation. It’s a gift from Him. The Bible says: ‘For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.’ We need to believe the truth that we’re loved, chosen, and accepted. When we know exactly who we are in Christ, we’ll be secure in our identity and able to focus on the things God’s called us to do. 

 

What Now?

If you’re struggling with insecurity, try to spend some time with a trusted older Christian and talk things through with them. 

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