Knowing Who You Are In Christ

Being called to a full time music ministry by the Lord is certainly a privilege .  This partly resulted from surrendering my life totally to the Lord to be used by Him for his purposes.  However the way of the Cross is not always easy and can sometimes involve great pain,  struggle and sacrifice.  In 2 Timothy 3: 12 it states that ” everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted…”   To follow God may involve surrendering the things of this world such as wealth,  status and  popularity .   Not everyone may understand the calling that I may have for my life.  Instead it can often incite ridicule and persecution.

This is why I was blessed greatly by a teaching series entitled “Knowing Who You are in Christ ”  by Joyce Meyer.  It contained a wonderful revelation from God’s word about the fact that when we become Christians we become complete in Christ.  We are given self worth,  self esteem and an identity by becoming adopted into the family of God.  We become His precious valued children who are loved totally and unconditionally by Him.  We become citizens of heaven and members of his royal priesthood. See  Romans 8:15-17,  1 Peter 2: 9-10,  Psalm 121,  Acts 10:34,  Romans 2:11,  Ephesians 6:9.

Joyce Meyer talks about how many people including Christians may still feel incomplete.   For instance if people are of a mature age and not married they may feel incomplete and feel they don’t fit into society properly.   People who haven’t climbed high enough on the corporate ladder may also feel incomplete.  Others may feel  wanting if they do not possess a certain level of intelligence or have a university or college education.   Another source of insecurity is not earning as much money as other people or not having as much financial security.

The good news however, is that God does not look at all these outward symbols to determine our worth.  See 1 Samuel 16:7b.  Instead in God’s eyes we are all equal and precious children of God.  He loves and accepts each person on an  equal basis.

Hence in God’s sight, an older single person is just as good as, and has equal worth to a married person .  In God’s eyes, a person with a humble status or occupation is just as good as someone who has climbed high up on the corporate ladder .  A person who has very little money has equal worth and value to someone who has abundant wealth riches and a high paying job – in Christ.  A person who is plain looking has equal worth and value to someone who is beautiful tall and attractive – in Christ.

Therefore, when we learn to see ourselves as God sees us “in Christ” we no longer need to be concerned about getting on the treadmill of achievement to try and gain our worth and value according to the standards of the world or in relation to other people around us.  Instead “in Christ” we are already of equal worth and value as any one else no matter how high up they appear to be on the social ladder of society.  As we realise our position in God’s family – “in Christ”  we can begin to hold our head up high and rejoice in the fact we are valued and loved totally by God and part of his “royal family”.  Hence we are able to command respect from knowing our privileged position in Christ. 

The Good News also,  is that God made us all different for a reason.  Each person is given a special gift or talent that other people may not have.  For instance -“in Christ” you may have a special gift or talent that I don’t have whereas I may have a special gift or talent that you don’t have.  The reason for this is that we are all supposed to work together in the body of Christ.  No person is able to do all things because each person is given a special part.

After listening to these Joyce Meyer CDs I have learnt, in a new way, to see myself as complete in Christ and just as good as anyone else in this world no matter who they are.   I can now walk with my head held high knowing that I have equal worth to every other person on this earth no matter what position they hold or how much wealth or possessions they may have.    This is not to say that I don’t give due respect to those in high positions.  However it reminds me that I have equal worth to them in God’s sight and hence no longer need to fear or feel small in the presence of those who possess so called “worldly success or status” anymore.   This is so because Christ has made us complete in him and hence we all have equal worth in God’s eyes.

This revelation is truly a cause for great celebration.  So let us all start seeing ourselves as God sees us and not according to the world’s standards.

If you wish to obtain Joyce Meyer’s 4 audio CDs on “Knowing Who You Are in Christ ”  you can purchase them online at www.joycemeyer.org for $35AUD.

Prayer Request – could you please pray that God will open doors for my music CDs to be distributed very soon.

God Bless You
Bev.

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