Identity in Jesus

Last night I was listening to music on YouTube and a song came up from the early 1990s by Soul Asylum called Runaway Train. Whenever I hear that song, I am reminded of my life as a teen runaway. When home is worse than the thought of living on the streets, it is tragic. Fortunately for me I was able to stay with various friends most of the time sleeping on sofas, but there were nights in the parks etc.

Then I noticed a video on the side in the suggestion by Hillsong-I Am Who You Say I Am. I listened to it and it brought me back to where God would want my thoughts. I am who God says I am.

We are not our past mistakes, sins, hardships. Those help to shape who we are whether for our good or not, but they are not who we are when we come to know Jesus.

Who we are when we come to know Jesus. what our identity becomes, is child of God. John 1:12 says of those who receive Jesus:

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

We receive a new birthright when we come to know Jesus. Our birthright becomes child of God, heirs of heaven. That is the identity God says we have.

Thank you for reading. God Bless

13 thoughts on “Identity in Jesus

  1. Amen, it’s so encouraging to know that even though you faced severe hardship, you still sought after God and God did help you. Amen to this. Keep seeking God for God is good

  2. “We are not our past mistakes, sins, hardships.” Amen, brother Matt! To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., We may have come to Christ in different boats (from varied circumstances), but we are in the same boat now. When I doubt what God can do through me, I remember how Jesus went and found some smelly fishermen to be his right hand men.

  3. No matter from where we come, Jesus transforms us and Father God adopts us into his family. We are not the same. So good to know that what the enemy meant for evil, God turns to good!

  4. My Saturday Sharing post for February 25th addressed that song, as I had recently learned what it was about. That’s interesting that you can relate.
    I am glad you have found Jesus and are on a much better path.

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