Oct. 23, 2022
HOW TO AVOID AN IDENTITY CRISIS
Louis & Hettie Brittz
Who Do You Say I Am?
An identity in Christ
Be who God says you already are, and
Believe everything He says about you, no matter if, at first, you don’t see a lot of it. Now,
Become that person. Just like a baby must learn to walk, talk and eat, even though the baby is fully human at birth, you have to practice the baby-steps of your new life and become what you already are. Then, find a tribe where you can
Belong, who accept you fully and who reflect your identity all the time. Now it becomes easy to
Behave like the person God says you are.
To God’s elect…who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ (1Peter 1:1-2)
DQ1: Do you believe God can make you obedient?
Do you believe you have been chosen for it?
How does that work?
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood…(1Peter 2:9)
DQ2: What does it mean to you that you are part of Gods royal family – what do you think your territory is?
You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:5)
DQ3: How do you use your priesthood to bring people closer to God?
DQ4: Do you experience that being a priest is your primary calling?
Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. (1 Peter 1:17)
DQ5: Have you accepted that you are a ”foreigner” in your own culture? What does that mean in practical terms?
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast (1Peter 5:10)
DQ6: How is God restoring you in your identity, making you strong, firm and steadfast?