How are you Identified?

This week I would like to talk about our identity. Today, in our society, there seems to be an identity crisis. Our government tells us that we should accept a person by what they identify as. Still there seems to be some confusion, in a recent congressional hearing, a congress person was asked the definition of a female. They couldn’t or wouldn’t answer the question. I bet I could ask almost any young child the question and I would get a right answer. 

So today, we have males that are identifying as females, females as males, even some other people identifying as an animal such as a cat, dog or horse. Our government tells us we need to accept that. The Bible tells us in Genesis 1:7, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” God created male and female… If you identify as anything else than the gender you were born with, you are saying God has made a mistake. Now you are trying to correct God’s mistake and in essence are saying you know more than God.  Wow… let that sink in!

We also are identified by others by the way we act, live, the things we do, and our families and friends. We tend to stereotype the people we see by the way they dress, where they work, their kids, their car, if they go to church, and the gossip we hear about them.  We stereotype or give them an identity by what we see.

God gives us an identity…  The word Christian comes from the non-believers during the Roman rule. The term Christian was a derogatory term that identified those who acted like Christ. It was a stereotype because of the way a person lived, it was not based on going to church.  

When we accepted Jesus as our Savior, we became a new creature, a new person, with a new identity. We need to embrace this new identity in Christ. It signifies a spiritual rebirth, a journey of renewal and growth rooted in faith. When someone accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they become a new creation, as the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 

This new identity in Christ is characterized by 6 aspects:

1. Forgiveness and Redemption: Through Christ’s sacrifice, believers find forgiveness for their sins and are reconciled with God. This forgiveness brings freedom from guilt and shame, allowing individuals to move forward with a renewed sense of purpose.

2. Adoption into God’s Family: Believers are adopted into the family of God, becoming heirs with Christ and co-heirs of God’s promises. This new family relationship brings a sense of belonging and security.

3. Transformation: The Holy Spirit works within believers to transform their hearts and minds, aligning them with the character of Christ. This ongoing process of sanctification shapes attitudes, behaviors, and priorities, reflecting a life lived in accordance with God’s will.

4. Identity in Christ: Instead of defining themselves by their past mistakes or worldly standards, believers find their identity in Christ. They are valued and loved as children of God, regardless of their past or present circumstances.

5. Purpose and Mission: Believers are called to live out their faith by loving God and loving others. This involves sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, serving those in need, and living lives that glorify God in all they do.

6. Eternal Hope: Believers have the assurance of eternal life in the presence of God. This hope sustains them through life’s trials and challenges, knowing that their ultimate destiny is secure in Christ.

As we embrace a new identity in Christ, this new identity is a profound and life-changing journey that brings spiritual renewal, purpose, and hope. It’s a journey that continues to unfold as believers grow in their relationship with God and seek to live out their faith in the world.

In closing, here is my question to you. How’s your relationship with God? Do you need to improve that relationship? Today is a great day to do that. This may be the last day on earth for you. Remember, everyone who died yesterday had plans for today. They thought they had more time.  Please don’t put this off any longer… you may never have another chance. Please today… make your commitment and rededicate yourself to our Lord.

Please pray… Tell God you believe His Son Jesus paid for your sins and arose from the grave. Tell God you are sorry and want to start Living for Him. He will forgive your sins and mistakes and give you Everlasting Life with Him… and place His Spirit deep within your heart. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” and in Romans 10:9 tells us, ”that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

I pray that you will identify as a born again believing Christian!

May God Bless and Keep!!!


I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place that we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment, please email me at or the form below.

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.  John 3:16



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