That’s an important question, my friends! I’m afraid too few of us accurately assess who we are, and there are ditches on either side of the road. For example, some of us think more highly of ourselves than we ought. We elevate ourselves above others in attempts to find value and worth. Or when we are terribly insecure, we attempt to drag others down to a level equal to or lower than ourselves because we can’t find a way to build ourselves up. (Romans 12:3 warns against that!)
The ditch on the other side of the road is that of thinking less accurately than God intends for us. I’m not talking about self-esteem. (That’s dangerous in it’s own right!) Rather, I’m talking about denying what God has clearly stated in His Word to be true about us. For example, if the crucifixion of Jesus Christ was the price that had to be paid for our sin, why do we live in guilt? Was Christ’s death insufficient?
You see, honest appraisal is necessary for us to clearly understand who we are! Frankly, it doesn’t matter who we THINK we are…it matters only what God says we are. One the one hand, sinners saved by grace. On the other hand, precious saints belonging to Him. Children of God, when we live in the truth of who we really are, we are set free to just BE who He created us to be!
That’s identity, and here are some great thoughts to consider: