Every day, we face our own battles. In fact, we’re going to spend our lives fighting. But no matter how big our battles are, our response makes the difference. How do you respond when you’re faced with challenges? Will you just give up or will you press on?
Remember that if you will not fight your battle, it will overcome you. Some people are in bondage and couldn’t get out because they believed it’s over for them.
Knowing who you are is important!
In today’s time, there seem to be a demand for attention and acceptance from other people. So we try to do anything to get it! We want to earn other’s approval so we try to become like this or that. The first thing we need to understand is our identity.
Identity is simply WHO YOU ARE. A bird flies because it’s a bird. A fish swims because it’s a fish. So who you are determines how you behave or act. If you think you are defeated, you will not win. If you think you are worthless, you will not succeed.
Two essential needs of man: Security and Significance
We try to meet these two needs by trying to be somebody we are not. We seek for unconditional love and significance so as much as possible we have to look like this or that. We have to dress up like this or just do inappropriate things to please our friends, find a bf/gf so we will somehow find unconditional love.
Our need for security and significance can only be met by Christ. While this world will tell you “You have to be like this so you will be loved…” Jesus will say, “I love you the way you are. Don’t become like anyone else.”
You are loved unconditionally and accepted passionately by Christ. How unconditional and passionate? It is when Jesus died for you and I, that’s how he showed it to us. Jesus died at the cross, in our place, so we will be forgiven of our sins and have eternal life. So we will experience his love. At the cross, Jesus defeated the devil! So if you are in Christ, you are an overcomer! You are not defeated!
In Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
Knowing our true identity in Jesus gives us the confidence to overcome life’s challenges.