Galatians 4:6 – Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba; Father.”
You are a child of God. We are all trying to find out who we are. If I asked you today, “Who are you,” what would your answer be? A lot of people base their identity on what they do, such as being a doctor or a carpenter. Some base it on where they come from. Or if your parents are “great” people you might find their identity in who they are. Others may relate it to what they like doing, such as a soccer player, golfer or even a car enthusiast. Or maybe you try to explain who you are by your personality and how you relate to others. All these are great things and can help you in life, but they are not who you are.
When we receive Christ in our life it changes who we are from the core. All this other stuff may stay the same, but you yourself are changed and made new. You are a different person; the old is gone.
Now we see that God’s Spirit, that is the Spirit of Jesus, comes into our hearts. This happens because God has adopted you into His family. As an adopted child you become an heir of God and a co-heir with Christ. You must understand that this is now who you are. You must find your identity in Christ Jesus.
If you find your identity in any of the things we mentioned earlier, say your job, what would happen if you lost it. All of a sudden you lose your identity. You don’t even know who you are any more. In our society we have seen a steady increase in depression and suicide. This is a large contributor to those numbers. Too many people find their worth in fallible things and then lose them and in doing so lose themselves.
When we find our identity in God we will never lose it. God is the same yesterday, today and forever and our position in Him will never change. He will never leave us nor forsake us. Once we have become His child, we will always be His child. Let Him come into you and show you who you truly are.