So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
-- Galatians 4:7 (NIV)
According to a 2016 Bankrate.com survey, “as many as 41 million U.S. adults have already had their identity stolen.” The bad news: the victim has no proof of identity. The good news: the victim knows who he is. It could be worse.
When we lose sight of who we are, we find ourselves disconnected from the awareness of our character, gifts, and calling. When we forget ourselves, we end up in the black hole of spiritual amnesia.
I once heard a member of my staff say she believes there are two types of fear: fear of not having enough, and fear of not being enough. The latter can immobilize us in our insecurities. My advice to you?
The way to fight fear
is by focusing on WHAT YOU ARE SURE OF.
Have you had experience with the Lord, been personally touched by His goodness? Do you know what it is to feel helpless and then divinely rescued? In every uncertainty, if that’s all you know, you are equipped to walk boldly through it to the other side.
Our experience with Jesus through the interaction of the Holy Spirit is our sustaining encouragement (John 16:12-14). The God who transformed you did not include a fear-spirit in the upgrade. Timidity comes from somewhere else. The attributes that God bestows on His children — blesses you with, are the spirit of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy1:7).
Know who you are in Christ, and nothing can move you from your place in Christ.
Together with the Holy Spirit, you are a force to contend with.
Help me never to lose sight of who I am. The blood of Your Son, and Your Spirit living in me are my credentials. I will not fear failure or be scared of scarcity. You are for me. Whom shall I fear?