You Are Chosen.Mar 07, 2023
When you become a Christ-follower, regardless of your circumstances, you get a new identity and marketplace calling from God.
Joseph's identity and marketplace calling didn't change in the pit, prison or the palace.
If you lose your job ... it doesn't change
If you lose your business ... it doesn't change
If you lose your marriage ... it doesn't change
If you lose your money ... it doesn't change
Even if you become rich and famous ... it doesn't change
>> If you put your identity in what you can do instead of who God says you already are, then you’ll be on this perpetual cycle trying to earn approval and gain something that you already have.
1 Peter 2:9 (NIV) - But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Instead of a sinner, you are now called a child of God
Instead of lost, you are called found
Instead of enemy, you are called friend
Instead of unrighteous, you are called righteous
Instead of sick, you are called healed
Instead of poor, you are called rich
>> Your identity is not found in what you do.
>> Your identity is found in who God says you are.
There is nothing you can do to change your identity, because your identity is already established (as a believer).
It’s not about trying to manage who you were. It’s about learning to live out who you have become.