Wednesday, December 24, 2014

2 Corinthians 5:17

2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

“Who am I?” We all come to a point in our lives when we ask ourselves this question. Sometimes the question comes after we have gone through a hardship, other times it comes as a result of reaching our goals and finding them empty.
Most of us have been raised to think of who we are in relation to what we do. We base our identity on our job or hobby, or something else that is temporary. Then we lose either lose that thing or finally realize that whatever it was, it does not hold the value that we thought it did.
It does not have to be this way. You are more than the job you possess, or the things you do. God values you as you are, no matter what it is you do. And when you come to Him, He will give you a value beyond what you could ever give yourself.
As Paul explains here, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” Whoever you thought you were is no longer important or relevant. You are now a new creation, created in Christ.
When you find your identity in Christ it will change your life and the way you look at the world. For one, your identity will be based on a Loving, eternal God. He will never change or fade away.
This will change the way you look at your work as well. Instead of basing your identity on what you do you will base what you do on your identity. Now your actions will be in regard to an eternal mindset; you will look at your action based on how they will affect eternity.

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