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t's common for people to proudly boast that they are finally becoming their "true selves." In the Kingdom of God, however, maturity is measured by the extent to which we become less of ourselves, and more like Christ. He is our identity. In fact, the Bible teaches that we “must become less and less, and He [Christ] must become greater and greater”

(John 3:30, New Living Translation).

In John 5:9, Jesus said: "I tell you the truth [...] the Son does only what He sees the Father doing, because the Son does whatever the Father does" (New Century Version).

The good news is that God will never stop loving us because of our imperfections — for nothing can separate us from His love (Romans 8:38-39). The bad news, however, is that our repeated "foolishness" (if not addressed) can prevent us from carrying out the call on our lives.  

"Christianity is not about discovering who we are.
It's about becoming more like Christ."
(Proverbs 26:11, New Living Translation)

Unlike the unsaved world, we don't have to spend years exploring our "true selves". We know exactly who we are: – Children of the Most High God. Therefore, don’t frustrate yourself with a lifelong search for your identity. As you begin (and continue) to embody Christ’s attitude, His priorities, and His way of doing things … you’ll step into your most important identity. c

Written by: Marsha DuCille - Publisher/Editorial Director
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