Do You Know Who You Are? (Part 1)

Do you know who you are_
A prominent theme in recent movies I’ve seen concerns identity. Moana’s grandmother asks her, “Do you know who you are?” People are searching…they want to know what makes them matter? Some give up asking in futility and take their own lives out of their resulting sense of hopelessness.

This theme is also prominent in “Overcomer”, which was our family’s collective video gift this Christmas. A main character asks this probing question: “Who are you?”  He posits that if a person claims to know the Lord, then the first identifier on their list should be, “I am a Christian.”

See, all other identities we may claim–or hope will provide a sense of significance for us–are subject to change. A job, a relationship, an accomplishment, a title…they are all fleeting. The “15 minutes of fame” comes and goes. Everything is really quite fragile, whether we realize it or not.

But–what if you could know who you are…that you matter, you belong? What if that knowledge could be secure and unchanging?  That’s what happens when you claim the identity of Christ to define you. I love this graphic. 
We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.
We can possess this for our own when we trust Christ as Savior. Contrary to popular belief, we are not children of God automatically by being born into this world. We need to belong to Him by being adopted into His family. He extends that invitation to us, and we need to receive it.
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