Identity Theft

Have you ever thought about identity theft? Was your first instinct to call the bank and credit card companies, cancel your accounts and cards, and hope for the best? Well, let’s take a different approach—a Kingdom mentality, knowing that the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy.

One of his tactics is to rob you of your identity, causing you to doubt who you are in Christ. Have you ever found yourself unable to answer the question, “Who am I?”

I can say from past experiences that, yes, this has happened to me. I’ve thought, “God couldn’t possibly care about me, given all the things I’ve done, the fact that I don’t read the Bible like I should, and that I don’t always tithe.” But let me tell you something—God doesn’t remind you of your past. He has a plan and a purpose for your future. It’s only the enemy that will remind you of your past. He’ll hold you hostage to it, making you feel unworthy, ineffective, poor in spirit, and robbing you of your integrity, which diminishes your God-given purpose. If left to him, he would have you abide in darkness forever!

Let me remind you about the power of God living inside of you, which you can access, and who you are in Christ. Ephesians 1 and 2 describe who you are in Christ beautifully:

You are blessed.
You are chosen.
You are holy and without blame.
You are adopted.
You are accepted.
You are redeemed.
You are forgiven.
You have an inheritance.
You are sealed.
You are loved.
You are saved.
You are God’s child.

I want you to read the list again and let it sink into your spirit. Shake the enemy out of your head and accept these words into your heart where they belong.

Whether you realize it or not, we are at war and need to be on high alert to the ways of the enemy. Sometimes you must walk away from situations, friends, loved ones, and jobs to establish who you are in Christ. My prayer is that you recognize your God-given identity and fight for it. Sometimes, you cannot do it alone, and that’s why we are here—to pray with you and for you, holding you up so you don’t falter. Know that you are loved, not only by Christ Jesus but by all of us! Let me leave you with one of my favorite scriptures. I hope this blesses you!

PSALM 121 ESV
God the Help of Those Who Seek Him
A song of Ascents

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

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Jackie, a dedicated nurse of 53 years, began her journey in sunny California before calling South Carolina home in 1999. Beyond her nursing career, she treasures her roles as a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her well-deserved retirement in June 2022 marked the end of a fulfilling vocation filled with compassion and connection. A cancer survivor since 2004, she discovered her love for writing in 2006, believing her creative work is guided by a higher calling. Her story is one of perseverance, family, and spiritual inspiration. Don’t miss her latest book, Daughters of Destiny Volume 2, where she contributes her unique perspective to a compelling collection.

September 5, 2023

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