But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. – 1 Cor 6:17 (NIV)
Imagine for a moment that someone stole your library card. That person is checking out books in your name and racking up some huge library fines. What would you do?
If you’re like most people, you’d tell someone. You’d let the Library know, get a new card, and try to track down the person who was stealing from you.
None of us like being stolen from. But often, in our lives we let the devil steal from us. He tries to get us to question our identity. Often, we allow him to lie to us and tell us we’re not worthy, that we don’t have what it takes, or that we’re unloveable.
The truth is, if we let them, those lies will keep us from doing what God wants for our lives.
Today’s Challenge: Practice Identity
Today’s Bible verse tells you that you have an identity in Christ. Your worth and value come when you identify yourself in Christ.
You might look in the mirror and see all the imperfections and the ways you might not measure up. However, that’s not what God sees when He looks at you. He sees someone valuable. He sees someone worth dying for.
So today, practice identifying yourself with Jesus. Choose to see who you are through Jesus, not what you are on your own. As you do, you can begin to stop believing the lies the devil tries to tell you. You begin to see that you’re worth it and your life matters.
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