Our New Identity

My friends, we may know someone or maybe we too have struggled with identity crises when forced to leave our business environment through layoffs, sickness or other unforeseen circumstances. The reason often lies in the fact that we have put our worth and self-esteem in our job titles and social status rather than in our spiritual relationship with Christ – hence we struggled to find meaning and purpose to our lives.

However, in Christ Jesus, we are blessed to have a new identity not based on the changeable things like our social status, job titles, wealth, fame and so on, but on the hope of eternity. We are reminded in Ephesians 1:4 of this great blessing “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.” How cool that is – chosen not because we are better than others but because of His love for us so we don’t perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

My friends, because we have a new identity in Christ, we have the responsibility and free will to:

  • Honor God – This means living a life that is pleasing to Him through daily study of the Bible and applying the truth of what we have learned to our lives.
  • Keep on mission – We are not chosen to live for ourselves but to work toward expanding the Kingdom of God in our home, business environment and social circles with the message of Christ’s love through our words and actions.
  • Be Irresistible – The love of Jesus evident in our lives must be a magnet that draws people to come, taste and see that the Lord is good.

Christ follower, let your identity in Christ shine for others to see and glorify our father who is in Heaven.  If you are currently not a Christ follower, a better identity awaits you in Christ. Come, today is the day of salvation.

All glory to God!

This post was also published in:
Network Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Cape Christian News, South Africa

 

About The Author:

Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and  Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals

 

Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.

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