On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS. – Revelation 19:16 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. – Romans 8:17 (NIV)
Identity theft is a very serious crime. To sum it up, it is the product of one stealing the personal information of another to falsely use that information to commit fraud or other crimes. It leaves the victim feeling exposed and unprotected. There is great anxiety and fear as the victim awaits the ramifications of this act.
Could it be that identity theft goes on all around us every day, even in our own lives, in a more subtle way? If we are blind to our true identity, in a sense, we allow ourselves to be vulnerable to identity theft. Unless we are sure of who and whose we are, the world will be overjoyed to create an identity on our behalf. As we receive the input from various individuals, it forms a distorted collage and before long our original unique identity is no longer visible.
According to the above referenced verses, we have been grafted in to a royal family. Regardless of our family of origin, as Christians, we have been granted a new identity. This is extremely good news. We now have royal blood flowing through our veins. We are sons and daughters of The King, which makes us princesses and princes. How will you respond to life knowing your true identity as a daughter or son of the King?
Lord, I pray that the reality of my true identity will go down to the depths of my soul so that I will talk, walk and think like a child of the King. In doing so, I will be so sure of who and whose I am that my true identity will be safe and secure, not vulnerable to outside input.