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Grace secures my identity!

who are you - The Laws of Attraction In Action

This week’s devotions are based on this week’s message: The Key to life and leadership is Grace!  (WATCH HERE)

Who are you?

Really.  Who are you?

The question of identity is one that is front and center in the culture dialogue today.  We have identity politics that takes a certain skin color or gender or ideology and assumes that everyone of that “identity” will vote a certain way.  We have gender identity issues which leave very young children questioning whether they are male, female, cat, dog or dinosaur.  To be sure, these are not issues to be made light of, but to recognize are very real in our society today.

At the heart of them?  What is my identity and who gives it to me?

Identity has shifted away from some objective reality (Example: I am male – because I have the male chromosomes and body parts.) to personal feelings.  Identity has become more what you feel about yourself than objectively who you are.  Identity can become what others put on you to try to create a “group think” on a particular issue.  Identity is complicated.

Listening to a leadership podcast (sorry can’t remember which one), identity issues were highlighted as a key struggle for young people.  The issue is compounded by social media and the image that one feels they must portray on those platforms to have the “likes” and “followers.”

In fact, even in spiritual matters, identity has become a leading issue people are wrestling with.  Why?  Because identity goes down to the core of our being.  We may “identify” with some surface issue, but identity is really who we are or who we believe we are.

So how can we take an unsettled, confused, misguided culture about identity and begin to establish truly godly perspective on the issue of identity at large, but most importantly for our own hearts?

We look to the one who really matters.  Not to friends or family, but we look to the Lord God who created us.  What does he say about our identity? Here’s just two passages:

Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

By faith in Jesus, we ARE children of God.  This is an identity statement.  You ARE a child of God.  We don’t just “identify with” children of God…we ARE children of God.  Why does this matter?

I can stop looking for an identity outside of God’s reality.  When we came to faith in Jesus at baptism or later in life, God GAVE us the identity as his child.  Embrace this reality to your core because here is the consequence (in a very positive way.)

As a child of God, I am loved, accepted, and forgiven…regardless of what other people say.

As a child of God, my identity is settled in Christ…not my social media platform.

As a child of God, I know he doesn’t make mistakes and he made me male or female.

As a child of God, I am not identified by my sins and mistakes, but by the blood of Jesus who made me perfect.

As a child of God, I am defined by the riches of God’s grace, not the riches of my bank account.

As a child of God, I am free to love others without need for them to fill in my identity by how they respond.

As a child of God, my identity is settled.

As a child of God, I live in the reality of grace that God so lavishly spread on me!

Grace settles my identity because grace makes me a child of God!


Apply: You are a child of God.  How does that change how you show up in life today?

Prayer: Lord, thank you for lavishing your grace and love on me to make me your child.  Let my soul always be settled in the identity you gave me, “I am a child of God!”

For additional reflection today: Listen to this song: I’m no longer a slave to fear (LINK:

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