When it comes to our identity, some may consider it “complicated” like it’s a relationship that they can’t seem to find a happy medium or balance with. That’s because we’re seeking our identity in all of the wrong places.
We try to run around this world finding ourselves and by doing that, we are just losing who God created us to be. Hoping to be someone other than that will lead you to constantly being unfulfilled. You don’t work in the hope of getting an identity; you work in the celebration of the identity that, in Christ, you have been given.
When you’ve placed your identity in Christ, you won’t need to question who you are. There’s no need to search for yourself. No need to try and find a meaning for your life or purpose for what you do. You won’t need to place your hope that someone or something will make you happy or give you joy.
You will no longer be searching or seeking out those things because grace has connected you Christ and he has named you his child. You belong to him. Knowing that you are his will set you free from the world’s standards and who it thinks you should be. Let his voice of who you are speak the loudest in your mind. Keep your focus on him.
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4