Identity Matters

I amThe following story is true, but the names and some circumstances have been changed to protect the family. “Joshua Naise” is a retired man in his late 60’s. Joshua discovered when his mother died 10 years earlier that his “father,” Moses Naise, was not his biological dad. Joshua’s mom was previously married to bio dad; and yet, Joshua’s birth certificated showed his father as bio dad. This revelation was not a big deal as Joshua only knew his father to be his father. He loved and was loved by his father.
The story doesn’t end there. When Joshua’s father recently died, he discovered that Mr. Naise was not actually Moses Naise at all! Moses was adopted by Mr. Naise and was given his last name. Joshua’s bio dad was a Jones! All his life Joshua thought he was a Naise of French heritage. He even went to France to visit his “relatives” in France. Come to find out he’s not French, but English!
Confused? It took time for Joshua to sort it all out in his own mind. Conflicted? Not as I talked with him. Joshua knows who he is. He is a secure child of God. This sort of situation has caused many a person to spin out of control. “Was I lied to all my life? Who am I really?” and on and on it goes. The search for these answers has lead many to their drug(s) of choice.
This didn’t happen to Joshua because he knows who he is in Christ: a secure child of God. This truth, biblical tool, is foundational to freedom. So many people put qualifiers after the words “I am…” that are dependent upon others or their feelings. Freedom in the hands of another is not freedom, unless those hands are Jesus. Jesus tells us who we are, not others, our situations or our feelings. In Christ, our search is over, even if new information surfaces. Put this truth into your head and stand tall upon it. Victory is yours as you do.
“S”et Free Nowww

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