Identity by Colton Dixon
As I look at the world we live in today, the one overwhelming thing I’ve noticed is our lack of identity. Who are we? The media tells us that in order to be happy, we have to buy this product, or we have to look a certain way, and we need everything RIGHT NOW. We’ve honestly become so hypnotized by all the things we aren’t, that we’ve forgotten who we are and whose we are.
Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” I don’t know about you, but that seems to be the ultimate confidence booster. This means that the God of the universe, took time to craft each and every one of us in His image. He made no mistakes when He created you. He made you PERFECT in His sight. So, why do we sometimes feel that we are “less than” or “not enough?” This is an issue of comparison.
”A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
“Comparison is the thief of joy”, according to Theodore Roosevelt. We look at our colleagues or friends, and we compare our success or the cars we drive or the amount of likes on our posts we get, and it immediately robs us of our joy. Even in the music industry, it’s so easy to glance at the left or the right and compare how I’m doing to the person next to me. What I finally found, however, is that God has called me to a specific purpose. My journey may not look like the person on my left. I may be called to reach a completely different type of person than they are. It’s not our job to compare our callings. Again, God knew exactly what He was doing when He created you. He called you to a specific purpose, and I know for a fact that it’s better than any plans we could make on our own.
“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
No one else is as good as being you, as you. So, why in the world do we feel like we need to be like someone else? We’ve given in to a lie. In fact, we’ve believed the same lie for so long that we’ve accepted it as truth. Well, here is the TRUTH:
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;” 1 Peter 2:9
Don’t believe the lies of the world. We are CHOSEN, ROYAL, and HOLY in His sight. So, next time you feel comparison or the feeling of not being good enough creeping in, remind the enemy that you are a child of God, a beautiful creation, and your identity is with the King of the universe.