Has it ever sunk into your heart that you and Jesus belong to the same family? You are even named after Him. “Christian” is not just your new family name; it’s your whole identity.
God wants you to know what this means because it will anchor your Christian walk and give you inner strength, freedom, confidence and clear direction.
It’s essential that we find our identity in what God declares about us in His Word. Let’s make His proclamations personal. I encourage you to continue the list I’ve started here:
I am a child of God (see Romans 8:16).
I am a conqueror through Him (see Romans 8:37).
I am an ambassador for Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:20).
I am His witness (see Acts 1:8).
Because God wants all of us to be His witnesses and ambassadors while we live on earth, each of us has a special role in His kingdom. Perhaps we are called to be a Barnabas, an encourager; a Timothy, who faithfully serves and learns under an older servant of God; or a Stephen, who is a fearless witness. Know God’s call on your life. Write it down. It’s important for you to know where you fit in God’s plan.