When was the last time you thought about what it means to be a child of God? Do you wake up everyday knowing you are a son or daughter of God? Do you wake up with the assurance and confidence that you belong to the “Royal” family of the universe?
Fact is most Christians will spend an entire lifetime trying to become someone they already are. Fact is we all lose sight of who we really are “In Christ.” Fact is we let circumstances, other people, our insecure thinking, past hurts and current character defects trick is into thinking we are what we do, say, or think. We let the enemy of our soul and this broken world attack and steal our real identity “In Christ” by convincing us that we are our sins, our character defects, and our habits.
If you don’t know who you are “In Christ,” you will never know what your purpose is and where you are headed. The moment you get into your spirit what your real and true identity “In Christ” is, you will soon discover your purpose and always know where you are headed.
The moment you realize that when you surrendered your life to Jesus Christ, a “Real” transaction took place where you died to your old life and identity and you were made new into a new creation with a new identity.
2 Corinthians 5:17-20 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
The new is here and “You” are it if you have put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Not only are you made into a new creation; you have a clearly defined purpose. You now have a ministry. It is called the ministry of reconciliation. You are to live a life so deeply committed to Jesus that others in your sphere of influence will want to be reconciled to God. You are given a title on top of that; you are now called an “Ambassador of Christ.”
Your resume should now say this about who you are; “I am a child of the one true King who is loved by my Father. I have been made new with a new and true identity “In Christ.” I am a minister of reconciliation and an ambassador of Christ. I know who I am, what my purpose is, and where I am headed. My hope is that you will join me.”
My hope is that you will join me tomorrow night at Encounter for a great night of teaching, a great testimony, and a great time of worship.
Be Blessed and Encouraged