These are the lies that the enemy tries to make me believe everyday.
They are the thoughts that creep into my mind when I'm doubting.
Some days I believe them.
Other days I block them out.
I've found that the best way to block them is to proclaim the opposite.
In my mind, I consistently have to picture every lie being slashed through and deleted when they appear.
Most of all, I remember that my true identity isn't who the enemy tells me I am.
It is who Jesus tells me I am.
In fact, my identity is found in Christ alone.
Everyday I can choose who I want to believe.
I have the power, because of Christ, to walk in the freedom of knowing who I really belong to.
This world will shout out lies, left and right.
The enemy will whisper doubts in my ear.
Still, I can choose.
When I wake up in the morning, I can reidentify myself with Christ.
That is why I gave this blog a new name.
This humble little corner of the internet is now called "reidentified".
My hope is that this website will be an open community.
A place where we can all be reminded of who we really are.
Everything you read or see here will be centered around doing just that.
It will be a documented journey of each of us finding ourselves in Christ.
Not just once, but every single day we must remember who we are.
It is the key to handling anxiety, fear, insecurity, doubt...and so on.
Anxiety is something I struggle with daily but I can only control when I hold my thoughts captive.
Honestly, the negative thoughts are simply untrue and irrational, especially in the light of Jesus.
He tells me the opposite.
He says I am enough because He is with me.
He says I can do all things through Him.
He says I am exactly where He wants me.
He says I can lean on Him and not worry about the future.
The list goes on and on.
The only difference is that I must identify myself with Him, rather than myself.
This life isn't about me, it's about Him.
If I truly stand on that, then I have nothing to be anxious about.
In my weakness, He is strong.
So what do you say?
Would you like to join me in daily reidentifying yourself with Christ?
I know I personally need to be reminded everyday because it is so easy to get distracted with the things that don't really matter in this life.
What really matters is that we know who we really are, and live in our calling.
Knowing our identity is not just a single destination.
It requires daily awareness and acknowledgment.
Let's put the lies behind us and start walking forward in truth.
Anxiety is taking over our world because we are all worried about being the best we can be or feeling like we are failing.
But guess what??
We are already exactly who and where we are supposed to be.
Now, we just have to choose to live in it and embrace it.
He has finished it already, we are just living in the fullness of what He did for us on the cross.
Now we can walk in peace and love.
The world has already been overcome.
Our identity has been found.
Let's discover it together.
Let's deny ourselves, pick up our cross, and follow Jesus.
Let's be reidentified in Christ, everyday.
"Then Jesus told his disciples, 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." (Matthew 16: 24-25)
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10 ESV) -Jesus
"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 ESV) -Jesus
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 ESV)
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong." (2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV)
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father." (John 14:12 ESV) - Jesus
Plus, you have to admit the name is pretty awesome.
See, it looks cool, right?!
Now, try saying it out loud in different accents!
Ok I'm taking this a little too far.
See ya next time...
r e i d e n t i f i e d
Done, for real.
D A R C Y