by Natalie Lynn Borton
What do you identify yourself by? What makes you who you are? Is it your relationships? Your major or college degree? Your profession? Your strengths? Your weaknesses? It’s so easy to get wrapped up in our worldy identity and forget our primary identity–our identity in Christ. We are HIS. We are created by Him and for Him. We are dead to ourselves and alive through His Spirit.
I discovered a “Prayer of Identity” in a book a read a few years ago, which goes something like this…
I am not (my relationships)
I am not (my training/degree)
I am not (my job)
I am not (my gifts)
I am not (my failures)
Here’s my personal Prayer of Identity:
I am not a wife, daughter, grandchild, or mentor.
I am not a communications expert.
I am not a Director of Marketing, a writer or speaker
I am not intelligent, funny, organized, insightful or passionate.
I am not envious, judgmental, selfish, controlling or impatient.
I am none of these.
I am a naked soul clothed in the righteousness of Christ.
Try this exercise for yourself. Who are you?