Our society is having an identity crisis. People are confused about who they are, where they’re going, and what they’ll become. Some people are even stealing identities for their own gain.

As Christians, we should be rooted in the truth that our identity comes from Jesus. Being a child of God, saved and loved by Jesus, is our identity. There is no other identity that matters more.

Finding Myself...

We often hear people say things like “I’m trying to find myself” or, “I’m trying to figure out who I am.” It is my personal opinion that it is not necessary to do those things when you are saved. Once you become saved, your identity is given to you by Jesus.

You’re not trying to find yourself. You’ve already been found. You will, however, discover more about yourself as you develop your relationship with Christ. But discovering yourself through/with Jesus will not leave you in a state of confusion and chaos as “finding yourself” in the world will.

Your ID is in no other wallet

Your identity is inside Jesus’s wallet. Not your spouses, friends, family, job, or income. Only in Jesus’s wallet will you find your ID.

Our family and friends and job are good things. They’re important in our life, but they are not everything. They don’t tell you and don't have to make you who you are.

The dangers of putting your ID in another wallet

When our identity is not rooted in Jesus, it makes our lives confusing. We suffer from insecurity and shame. We put our hope in getting the job, the man/woman, the friend, or the approval because we base our identity on those things.

When those things don’t work out, we go into a downward spiral of shame, guilt, and self-hatred. But when our identity is rooted in Jesus, who will never reject or leave us, we find consistency in our lives. Not being able to get the job, the man/woman or the friend won’t leave us devastated and robbed of joy because we know that Jesus has something better for us.

What kinds of things will we discover about ourselves in Jesus? Here are a few:

1. God created you exactly the way you were made to be. Your looks and personality/quirks are beautiful to God (Psalm 139:13-14).

2. God loves you forever (Jeremiah 31:3).

3. You have the power/spirit that raised Jesus from the dead. You have authority over evil (Romans 8:11, Luke 10:19).

4. God lives within you (1 Corinthians 6:19).

5. You are forgiven for all your sins (1 John 1:9).

6. You are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27

7. You belong to God (Psalm 100:3).

Remember who you truly are is not what you do or who you know. It’s not the funny man or the shy woman. It’s a child of God, deeply loved and cared for by Jesus.