My Identity In Christ

What’s more, I am changing your name. It will no longer be Abram. Instead, you will be called Abraham, for you will be the father of many nations. - Genesis 17:5

A new covenant with the LORD brought a new name for Abram. No longer would his name mean "exalted father", he now would be the "father of many". His destiny changed when the LORD made a new covenant with him. He was not just to be the father of Isaac, but the father of a nation set apart by God to be a light to the world.

In the same way, when I became a disciple of Christ my destiny changed. While my name may stayed the same, I took on a new identity. An identity defined by the fact that I am...

  • Complete
  • Loved
  • Accepted
  • Forgiven
  • Healed
  • Desired
  • Transformed
  • A New Creation
  • Equipped
  • Protected

These words are good for me to think about and meditate on each day. They define who I am. My past mistakes, the opinions of others, the accusations of the Enemy do not define me when I am disciple of Christ.

Prayer

LORD, thank you for changing everything! While my name remains the same, who I am inside is now defined by you and your love. Holy Spirit, give me the courage to fully embrace and become the person I am called to be in Christ. Jesus, teach me how to silence the voices that remind me of who I once was - the voices that accuse me and make me feel guilt and shame. Amen.

Reflection

  • What words do you think of, speak, and write when you describe yourself?
  • What does your name mean and how does God define who you are in Him?
  • Are there negative influences in your life that try to define who you are and steal your identify from Christ?

Make it a great day!

Coach Dan