Where’s Your Identity?

8 Nov

Humorous blogger Heather Stone Lewis of Adventures in Womanland said a friend sent her this picture a few years ago.

Turkey in Bikini“I think she was trying to make me feel better about myself,” she said. “However, I really just ended up identifying with the bird: saggy wings and birthing hips. Boy, can I ever relate! This bird’s got nothing on me, except for the fact that she looks better in a bikini. You’ll just have to trust me on that one. And the lack of a functioning head? Well, we won’t go there.”

I understand that “identifying” part, don’t you? I mean, I’m a gal who identified with a funny part of the movie Fantasia ~ Disney’s dancing hippos in tutus! While I would wear neither a bikini nor a tutu, my wide hips are all too evident.

But it’s genetic. That’s the way God made me, even as a girl, so it’s silly to keep focusing on my hips. God would rather that I practice contentment and trust His designs for my body as I focus on my spirit.

The wise choice is to identify with the mind and heart of Christ. He is our true identity as a child of God.

Pam Farrel made a list of these identity points in her book 10 Best Decisions a Woman Can Make (page 22). I also found a long  list of these truths (with lots of scriptures) at the persevering.org website. For example, “The Word of God Says in Jesus Christ … I am holy and blameless … I am forgiven … I have hope,” etc. Whatever resource you use, I encourage you to check out each point of identity.

Girlfriend, you are not your hips. You are not your nose. You are not your big, wide feet. The real “you” is a precious, unique creation of God (Psalm 139:13-17), and He has a special purpose for you as you rest in your identity with Jesus, His Son.

Do that, and new joy will flood your soul.

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