If you know who you are, God can put you wherever He wants. If you don’t, you have to stay put. Identity in Christ gives God freedom to send us anywhere He chooses. Identity outside of Christ, limits His options. Why? Because we will get lost on the journey.
The good news is that God knows who we are. He actually foreknew who we are before time began. So, before time began God knew us inside Christ. He predestined our times and boundaries for us to be conformed into the image of Christ, the firstborn of many brethren. He the called us, and we heard His voice in His Son. When we heard Jesus, we were hearing our destiny, inside of Jesus, calling us into sonship—calling us home.
We are sons! Jesus was called out of the abyss with these words, “You are my Son, today I have begotten You.” There is no higher calling than sonship. When we are born again we are born into the family of God, Jesus being our elder brother. Called into sonship, we are justified in Christ. We are completely made new, forgiven, righteous, and declared innocent of all accusations. We are called into His DNA, to be conformed into His image, as we grow up into Him in all things. Jesus is the head of the body.
We are glorified. This is who we are. Our life is hidden with Christ in God. And, when Christ appears, we will also appear with Him in glory. The perfection being complete, Hope becoming sight, we will have become all that Christ is in Christ!
If this is true, which it is, Romans 8:28-30, then nothing that happens to us in life can define us other than Christ! Nor can we lose our identity or have it stolen. Our identity and our inheritance are kept in the cloud—the heavenly cloud—hidden with Christ in heaven. It is incorruptible, undefiled, and does not fade away, while we are kept on earth by the Holy Spirit’s power.
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you who are in Christ. Let the truth of Christ renew your identity and awaken your future. From before time began it was given to you, and no man can take it from you. Holy Spirit: Show me Jesus and me in Jesus.