Your Identity is In Christ, Not the World

By Wyn Menefee |  September 1, 2016

Your identity is in Christ, not the world
When the world tells you that you should look a certain way, dress to look like someone else, and behave in a way to fit in to the norm, take a moment to remember how Jesus sees you. He is not looking at your outward appearance which seems to be all consuming to the folks of this age. He doesn’t care if your hair is curled just right, whether you are as attractive as the other folks at work, whether you put on a few extra pounds since high school, whether you have the latest style of clothes, or whether you just got a pimple on your nose.
Jesus sees you as lovely, pure, redeemed, prosperous, powerful, full of favor and wisdom, blessed, healed, a child of God, and as his friend and joint inheritor of the bountiful blessings of God. So who are you going to believe? Some unredeemed Gentile that does not know how to recognize the broadside of righteousness? Or will you believe Jesus and what he demonstrated in his life. He did not see the Samaritan, the leper, or the tax collector as not measuring up. He saw that they all needed his love, and he was willing to give that love unconditionally.
Don’t short change yourself by losing your confidence because of what others may think. Walk boldly knowing that you have inside of you what so many helpless self-centered people need. They need to see Christ’s love pouring out of you regardless of how they behave, judge or sneer. You would be amazed to find out how insecure many people are who seem to have it together and are in the “popular” circles.
If you remember that you have Christ in you, and with him in you, who can stand against him. It is him who gives you the power to overcome every circumstance, even when people look at you askance.
2 Corin 4:7,18  We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the thins which are not seen are eternal.