I was watching a clip yesterday where some Christians are discussing our reaction to transgenderism. One of the participants was saying that it’s about identity and seeking to change our identity. The first recorded issue of wishing to change identity was Satan who sought to be like God and then reacted by tempting Adam and Eve in the same way. Wow, that was really powerful to me, I have done a lot of study on identity and our identity in Christ yet I had never thought of that. How we fall, how Satan is trying to tempt us to change our identity, whether it relates in extremes to our gender identity, our sexual orientation or more commonly maybe to how we perceive ourselves in our day to day activities. But why do we want to change our identity, it is only through identifying with God that we can claim the victory over Satan, we are perfect, God made us to be perfect, he formed us in our Mother’s wombs, so it’s about time we stopped looking for excuses, stopped looking for something more or something different and immersed ourselves in all that God has planned for our lives. Let’s face it we’re all searching for something but that something can only be found in Jesus.
WHO WE ARE
We are who God made us to be so stop pushing the boundaries of identity, stop searching for something you’ll only find when you turn your mind to Jesus, you see this is the thing, you can be unhappy as yourself but you can’t find another self by identifying as a different gender or by a sexual identity that in reality pushes the boundaries of God’s design for humanity, we are playing into Satan’s hands if we undermine God’s plans, we are following in his footsteps, seeking to be something else, something bigger, better, more important, God’s plans for us lying dormant as we make idols of our own lives, Satan thrives, we slowly die inside still searching, trying to find happiness when success can only be found through a life given to Jesus, if you are searching for answers then look no further than the risen Saviour who gave his life to overcome Satan and all of his lies, his tempting whispers to try something different when in reality Jesus died so you can be free, no need to listen to the devil no more, he knows the score and is desperate to negate the work of the cross by seeking to build up his list of the lost and floundering those wandering aimlessly away from Jesus, but see this, you can be free from all that if you believe that there is something better and that better is available whatever, whatever your history, your current story Jesus brings victory, get on your knees to him and I guarantee, Jesus will become your new identity.