Identity Crisis

“Are you playing?”
“No, I’m Zachary.”

“Are you cold?”
“No, I’m Zachary.”

“Are you 3?”
“No, I’m Zachary.”

We’ve gotten plenty of amusement over the past few months as our 3 year old son learns the nuances of the English language. He always thinks you’re getting his name wrong when you ask “Are you…” and the next word isn’t “Zachary.” In fact, substitute any word after Are you and he’ll most likely answer the exact same way every time.  

But one thing is for sure–Zach knows eactly who he is and he isn’t shy about correcting you if he thinks you don’t. I think I’d do well to learn a lesson from him when Satan tries to confuse my human condition with my identity in Christ.

“You are worthless.”
“I’m a child of God–bought at a very steep price.” (I Cor. 6:20)

“You are a life-long loser.”
“I’m a child of God–I choose to lose it all. (Matthew 10:39)

“You are not able.”
I’m a child of God–able to move mountains (Matthew 21:21)

“You are a failure.”
“I’m a child of God–anything is possible.” (Phillipians 4:13)

“You are scared.”
I’m a child of God–fear has no power over me.” (I John 4:18)

“You are not loved.”
“I’m a child of God–He loves me as His own. (John 17:23)

Know who you are. And when Satan assaults your identity take Zach’s lead and set him straight. Better yet, do more than correct him–let your actions prove him wrong.

Live The Mission,
Greg

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