Remember who YOU are!

We can easily be pulled in so many directions because of people’s  demands and expectations on us. But if we allow the different roles we play to  define us instead of who we are in Christ, we’re  going to get all messed up. This is a pattern that can happen in any  season of life, so we need to stay alert and never lose sight of our  identity in Christ.

When you’re feeling overwhelmed with all the parts you play, remember His word says…

You are a child of God (But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. – John 1:12-13)

saved by grace (For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. – Eph. 2:8-9)

alive to God and dead to sin (So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. – Rom 6:11)

sanctified (And for their sake I consecrate myself,that they also may be sanctified in truth. – John 17:19)

a new creation (Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. – 2 Cor. 5:17)

a royal daughter or son (But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. – 1 Peter 2:9)

reconciled to God (that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. – 2 Cor. 5:19)

free (So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. – John 8:36)

chosen (even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. – Eph. 1:4)

adopted (he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. – Eph. 1:5)

accepted (to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. – Eph. 1:6)

forgiven (Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Eph. 4:32)

predestined (In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will. – Eph. 1:11)

raised and seated in heavenly realms (and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. – Eph. 2:6)

created for good works (For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – Eph. 2:10)

called to eternal glory (And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. – 1 Peter 5:10)

an overcomer (I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. – John 16:33)

the righteousness of God (the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. – Rom. 3:22)

never forsaken (Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Hebrews 13:5)

and more than a conqueror (No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. – Rom. 8:37).