Living as an Adopted Daughter


When you take an honest and deep look at yourself, where do you find your identity? In the past I have found mine in the friends I surrounded myself with, my Facebook relationship status, a number on the scale, my GPA, and the list goes on.

Notice how I said “in the past”? That’s because I now have the privilege of knowing where I find my truest identity, and that’s in Christ. I’m here to let you in on some amazing truth, sisters: your identity is found in Him. The number of contacts in your phone might say that you’re popular, your relationship status might make you #relationshipgoals, a thin waist might make you pretty, and a high GPA might say you’re smart… but our Father has some much more desirable things to say about who you are. Here is what I have learned about my identity in Christ:

You are God’s child, His sweet daughter, adopted into His family. (Ephesians 1:5)

You are created in Christ’s likeness. (Genesis 1:26-27)

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:13-14)

You are chosen by God and called His friend. (John 15:15-16)

You are blameless in the sight of God. (Ephesians 1:4)

You have been bought with a price. (1 Corinthians 6:20)

You are loved. (1 John 4:10)

Sisters, that barely even scratches the surface of who God says you are and who He has created you to be. I hope that you learn to walk in the truth of who you are and see how incredible you are. Your identity comes from our loving Father and not from the things of this world. Believe that, know that, and rest in that.

Reflection

1. What do you find your identity in right now? In the past?

2. What does God say about you?

3. How can you remind yourself of what God says about you each day?

Prayer

Dear Father, thank You so much for the way you have carefully created each and every one of us into the unique people we are. I pray that our eyes open to who You say we are and Your truths about us. If we find our identity in anything but You I pray that it is revealed to us and its hold on us vanishes. Thank You for loving us so well and calling us chosen. I pray that each day we look to You and look more like You. Amen.

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