My identity is in Christ! It’s easy to forget this, but God is reminding me and teaching me in a very deep way that who I am is not about what I do, where I am, or even how I serve. Even when I am doing the things He has called me to do, those things do not define me and they are not who I am.
I’m not sure why I have had such a hard time with this lesson lately. I know I am a new creation. I know I am forgiven of every sin I’ve ever committed or ever will. I know that works are not what saves me. Yet, this past year of looking for a church home and not knowing exactly where I fit into the body of Christ has been incredibly difficult. God has brought me to a place where I must rely on Him and His presence and nothing else- and while it has taken me some time to appreciate it, oh what a sweet place to be!
I have spent time in prayer asking God why this has been so hard and why He hasn’t shown us where we should be quicker- but His timing is perfect and now I’m beginning to understand the lesson. I must put Him first above all else, even church and serving Him. Even the very act of serving Him or finding the perfect place to worship Him can become an idol if it is placed above Him. He must be first and then He will take care of the rest.
No matter what changes are going on in my life, He never changes and I belong to Him. My identity is in Him and Him alone. That’s it. I am more than the things I do. I am a daughter of the King and I was created to glorify and praise Him. He will use me to the extent I am surrendered to Him. But I am His no matter what. He loves me no matter what. I have known this for a long time, but this has really reached a deeper place within me recently and I am very grateful for the lesson!
My faith is not in my family or my church family. It’s not in my church or my pastor. My faith and my trust are in my Creator and my King. My place in the body of Christ will be determined by Him and I don’t have to worry about anything (even this!) He will take care of the details- I just have to rely on Him and trust Him. If I am surrendered to His will and trust in Him with all my heart, He will direct my path. He will lead me to the desires of my heart. My God will fulfill every need including my purpose. He will lay out a clear path before me and all I have to do is follow Him.
Right now, I lay down every concern, every worry, every plan and surrender them to You LORD. Direct my steps and lead me closer to You! Thank You for Your perfect unconditional love!