Monday, July 16, 2007

IDENTITY CRISIS!

The following is taken from THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY. I read this back on May 31st but earmarked it to share at a later date.



"I know where I came from and where I am going."

John 8:14 amp


"A national news network recently reported on a man who was released from prison after serving time for a crime he didn't commit. A case of mistaken identity had stolen many of his best years. And unless you understand who you are before God, Satan will sentence you to a life of worthlessness, fear and manipulation.



Identifying somebody means having the ability to recognize and say exactly who they are; so when you identify with what people say you are versus what God says, you're
setting yourself up for problems. Jesus identified only with God's opinion. "I know where I came from and where I am going." People said terrible things about Jesus, yet the Bible says, "The stone....the builders rejected has become the
....cornerstone" (Ps 118:22 NKJV). Sometimes we're so busy telling people what to do, that we neglect to tell them who they are. Knowing who you are in Christ gives you the confidence to hold your head high! Paul says, "In (Christ) you have been made complete (Col. 2:10 NAS). "Complete!" That means you lack nothing! Once you accept that, you stop feeling like you constantly fall short. When you've money in the bank and you need to withdraw it, you don't feel pressured to. That's because you know it's there with your name on it, right? You don't have to struggle to be right with people when you know you're right with God. He loves you and has a plan for you; never lose sight of that! Instead of focusing on people, begin looking to "Jesus the author and finisher of our faith" (Heb. 12:2), because you already have His approval!"
It sounds so simple, I know. The good thing....it is simple. It's what Christ wants us to do. Rely and depend on Him for EVERYTHING....even our idenity!!





16 comments:

RealEstateGirl said...

great post and thank you for your comment on my blog about Hollywood and God. You are so right about the frog and the hot water.

Like Ephesians says, we are to be IMITATORS of Christ---strive for Christ-likeness.

Elizabeth said...

what an encouraging thought to start my day! thank you, susan!

Becky said...

This is a great post. I know Ginger will read it but I am heading over there right now to tell her to be sure not to miss it. It goes well with what she shared yesterday.

Barbara said...

Wow Susan! I thought I had the wrong blog for a minute. I like your new design.
Loved your word and agree with every word.
The key to abundant life, knowing who we are in Christ. Giving up the struggle and trusting Him to be all that He is in us and knowing that He will complete what He has begun. How priviledged we are. Blesings.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Great thought provoking post again today Susan! That's one of the reason I love most about reading your posts...they make me think and examine my life.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

What a great post. Thanks for sharing it was thought provoking.
I really loved this part:

Instead of focusing on people, begin looking to "Jesus the author and finisher of our faith" (Heb. 12:2), because you already have His approval

Amen!
Have a wonderful day. I wanted to tell you I loved the story of driving your daughter in the red Cadillac .It made me smile as I am now a Mom and try to do special things like that for my kids I remember my grandmother letting me borrow her car for class day etc.
Thanks for stopping by it meant alot.


In his endless love,

Angel ( Angel Mama )

Tina said...

This was an absolutely excellent post Susan!!! Thanks

Momma Roar said...

Thank you for this great post Susan.

"He loves you and has a plan for you; never lose sight of that"

This is something I try to never forget - it took me a while to learn though. I go back again, to Purpose Driven Life - I really loved that book. I think I do need to pull it out and try to read it again. You know, in all my spare time! ;)

Leann said...

some times we do not do as we should and we make dumb choses.its so nice to know God does not throw us out with the wash water.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Great post, Penless. I enjoyed reading it. connie from Texas

~Ginger said...

I am so thankful that he is my all in all. Without him I am nothing.
I daily long to be a reflection of who my Savior is.
Great post as always my friend!

Amber said...

GREAT Post Susan!!!

0:) Amber

Pam said...

A great inspirational post. Identity in Christ--what a blessing!

MightyMom said...

you are so cool! and you tell it right on! thanks for sharing.

The Macchio Family said...

well said... I LOVE that verse... ~ Kim

Lori B said...

Great post.
"We only need to rely and depend on Him for everything."
So true.