What this means is that you abandon any image of yourself that is not from God. You stop accepting what others have said about you, how others have labeled you, and how others have defined you.
You start believing what God says about you, that he is pleased with how he created you, and that God defines you.
You’re not defined by your feelings. You’re not defined by the opinions of others or by your circumstances. You’re not defined by your successes or failures. You’re not defined by the car you drive, the money you make, or the house you say you own when the bank really does.
You are defined by God and God alone. He identifies you as his own.
If you don’t know who you are, then you’re vulnerable to other people telling you who you are. But the concrete, solid, gospel truth is that you are who God says you are, and no one else has a vote in the matter.*
Join us this Sabbath at Richardson (9am First Service) as we look at how Jesus changes our identify as we study Philippians 3. This is the final message in our series “Safe in Christ.” Feel free to invite friends.
*From Embrace Your Identity in Christ at http://rickwarren.org/devotional/english/embrace-your-identity-in-christ