Who are you?
What would you say? What would others say?
The term "identity" is somewhat of a buzzword in modern culture. Everyone is either trying to find theirs, embrace theirs, or change theirs. Too often, however, we are taught to pursue all the wrong things when it comes to identity. For Christians who enter this special society of believers we call the Church, our identity, unlike how the world sees it, does not come from within, but comes from beyond us. Christian identity is ultimately rooted in Jesus Christ. Jesus transforms who we are.
But what does it mean to have your identity rooted in Christ? Jake Doberenz covers seven key aspects of Christian identity. Each element starts with an affirmation of who we aren't-identities we sometimes pursue to an extreme because culture, our hearts, or even the church convince us to. Then each of these false pursuits is transformed into an identity that Christ-honoring and life-giving. In the Christian community, we are called to embracing aspects of these seven Christian identities to fully live the life Jesus designed us to live.
So the most important answer to the question of who you are is this:
Who does God say you are?