Your True Colors.



 

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” - 2 Corinthians 5:17

 

We often say that when people show you their true colors, believe them. But what if what people often show us is not who they are?


The Macmillian dictionary defines true colors as someone's real personality, especially when it has unpleasant or bad qualities.

That’s the world’s definition of true colors, not God's.


Someone’s personality or characteristics aren’t who they are, but they can reveal where they've placed their identity.

Let me explain.

Someone who isn’t walking in their true identity may respond to situations out of fear, hurt, anger, and insecurity, but that isn’t who they are. Our identity as sons and daughters is not affected by what we do.

Lately, I’ve been meditating on what our true identity is. I wanted who I am in Christ to come alive in my heart and not just be mere words or scriptures I quote.

The other day it became super clear to me. Who we are is what cannot be changed because God’s nature doesn’t change and He created us in His image.

Our jobs, how much we have/don’t have, personalities, character traits, and our skills are not who we are in Christ because they can all be changed.

God has given us unique personalities and gifts for His purposes, but they aren’t part of our true identity.

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” - 2 Corinthians 5:17


I read through 2 Corinthians 5 the other day, and verse 17 spoke to me. It was like everything I had been meditating on came alive in a single verse.


Those of us who are in Christ are new creations and became something we weren't before. Our identity has changed from being of the world and ruled by it to being in right standing with God because of Christ’s sacrifice.


That’s who we are now.

God created us to be in an inseparable relationship with Him, but sin blocked us from that relationship. When we confessed our sins and accepted Christ into our hearts as Lord and Savior, our relationship was restored.

And now, we can be who He created us to be—walking in our true identity.


Before becoming a new creation, we lived to please ourselves. Now, we live for God's purposes and plans.


So who are we?


Unique (Psalm 139:13).

Special (Ephesians 2:10).

Chosen (John 15:16).


Forgiven (Psalm 103:12).

Healed (Isaiah 53:5).

Strong (Psalm 18:35).

Forever loved (Romans 8:38-39).

Whole (Colossians 2:10).

Created with a purpose (Jeremiah 29:11).

Victorious (1 Corinthians 15:57).

Those are just a few things that God says we are.


The world may constantly tell us who we are, but that isn't who we really are. We are who God says we are.


Who He says we are is our true identity. Who He says we are is our true colors.

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- Mags

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