Live Up To Your Identity
‘Where the word of a king is, there is power; And who may say to him, “What are you doing?” ‘
– Ecclesiastes 8:4
While growing up, whenever a young person is embarking on a trip away from home, he/she will be told, ‘Remember the home you are coming from, remember the son/daughter of who you are’.
This truth when taken to heart, guides and informs one’s conduct and approach. Little wonder many an immigrant have performed excellently in foreign territories.
Someone said, when use is unknown, abuse is inevitable. When identity is unknown, dysfunction is inevitable.
In Christ, we are grafted into royalty. Not that we qualify like humans in the elective posts, but like a monarchy, we are born with blue-blood.
Being born again means born into royalty, noble birth that is.
In our world today, many derive their confidence and identity from their situation, circumstance, physical environment, bank account or people’s approval rating.
As a child of God, this ought not to be so!
Fashion trends, people’s expectations, family background, nationality, ethnic group, race, gender, social or marital status does not determine our identity.
In Christ, we are royalty. Whether you have a fat bank account or a lean purse. Don’t be deflated or inflated by money, intellectual ability or accomplishments. You are who you are only by the grace of God. You are royalty!
This is why Apostle Paul could confidently say, ‘ I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’
– Philippians 4:12-13
You are a king, believe it, think it, meditate on it and live like one.
Dear Heavenly Father, grant me the full revelation of my true identity as a king and priest with you. Help me to understand that my identity in Christ is my real identity in life.
I receive grace to think and live like your king. I shall reign on earth to your glory.
In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.