Defined

We live in a world that loves to label people. Democrat. Republican. Employee. Owner. While labels do identify us, they are not the sum total of what defines us. We are much more in Christ. The perceptions others may have us, and even the opinions we have about ourselves may not be the defining characteristics concerning who we are. If our identity is found "in Christ," then the truth about us is not what we think, or what others think, or even what we think others think. The truth about us is only what Christ says we are in Him. "Blessed, chosen, holy, blameless, predestined, adopted, purposed, redeemed, forgiven..."

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love, he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth."—Ephesians 1:3-10

DO THIS: Become who you already are.

PRAYER: God, thanks for lavishing on me every spiritual blessing in Christ.

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