Who am I? This is the question that we all try to answer since our childhood. Maybe I will be an astronaut when I grow up. Or maybe a professional athlete. Or maybe married with many children.
There are many things that we can try to find our identity in: our jobs, families, relationships, bank account, houses, technology, social networks, and our appearance. The list can go on.
But when these things fail to meet our needs (and they will), the identity we tried to build up crumbles, and we are left with nothing. This is the problem with basing who we are on our own ideas and feelings.
The truth is that every single person was created in the image of God, both male and female. God formed you in the womb, spoke you into existence, and said that what He created was very good. He knew you as male and female from the beginning of time, and knew that each one of us would struggle to find our true identity.
In our fallen nature, we want to pursue anything but God. We want to reject the truth that He is God. And without Him acting first, we would be left to our own desires, disappointments, and eternal destruction.
But God, in His mercy, provides us another way. This is the very good news that Jesus Christ came proclaiming. He calls everyone to repent and believe in Him.
We must repent – realize that we are not God, and turn from our ways. We must believe – that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, died for your sins, has risen from the dead, and defeated death.
Only when you repent and believe in Christ will you receive forgiveness of sin and everlasting life. This is where you will find your true identity, which is eternal and will never fail you.
Repent and believe. Turn to Christ and be saved.