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ID Theft!

The greatest and most common identity theft affects millions of people around the world and quite often we don't even realise it.

It has nothing to do with credit cards or passports, its actually much more personal than that because it related to who we actually are. So many of us struggle to know who we are. Often the search to find identity goes on in the wrong place, looking at 'what we are' rather than 'who we are'.

So who am I?

     Performance and accomplishments will make me significant.
     Status and recognition will give me security.
     Appearance and admiration will give me acceptance.

These are some of the equations that those who do not know their true identity believe but in reality, they do not answer the question 'who am I?'.

We can spend money and time trying to find the answer and then feeling rejected or a failure when it doesn't actually work.

The Bible says: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3

It is great to know that we have the promise of blessings but it is important to note the 'In Christ'. You see, God has placed us as believers 'In Christ' and in Christ we have every spiritual blessing.

If we are blessed by God in Christ, then we will discover who God has created us to be - and that is our true identity. Our security, acceptance and significance are found in our relationship with God, the one who created us and in that relationship we discover 'who I am'.

We will never find our identity by just going to church, or being a nice person. Our true identity is who God created us to be and that is revealed as we become Born Again and live 'In Christ'.

God and only God has the ability to prevent this kind of identity theft and it is offered to all of us (John 3:16).

Friends, this isn't about changing your password to protect what you already have. It's about a relationship with the one who created you and discovering who He made you to be! (and that is the greatest blessing of all!)

Much love,

Pastor Andrew

 

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