Beloved, we live in a time when confusion seems to abound. We hear on the news media about gender Identity and how many of our young children are being confused with their gender. Chaos is the order of the day. People are looking for answers in the wrong places. As I observe what is happening to our society, I see there is a hunger in people’s hearts.
Deep inside, there is a hole. Many will try to find substitutes to fill that hole. This may bring satisfaction for a season, but knowing your Identity in Christ can help solve many problems in your life. It is an intoxicating and incredible experience when you know who you are in Christ and what belongs to you.
Let’s Learn From History.
As you well know, I like to read about history. My favorite topic is War History. In reading about Adolph Hitler, it is possible that he had an identity crisis in the natural. During his rule over Germany, there were some reports from his hometown of Döllersheim that disturbed him. Döllersheim was a village located in the nation of Austria. Among the villagers, there was talk that he had Jewish blood.
This news so enraged Adolph Hitler that he destroyed his village. Now, some historians may debate the fact that he had Jewish blood, but my question is, why did he destroy his own town? Was he afraid of the truth? (1) (Food for thought)
Another one who forgot his Jewish roots was Karl Marx. Now he had the best of both worlds. His parents converted to the Lutheran religion, so he had a Christian background added to his life. The enemy blinded him to where he took God out of society and created Communism. His lack of Identity caused ripple effects that are even affecting our younger generations (2)
Know Who You Are In Christ.
Considering the identity crisis of Adolph Hitler and Karl Marx, let’s learn from these examples. Beloved, we are in the last days. Let’s pay attention to sealing our Identity in Christ. Start spending time with his word and get it rooted deep within our spirits. As we meditate on the word and do what God requires of us, we will be conformed to his image.
In doing this, patience is the key to bear in mind. The change in our lives will not come overnight. There will be distractions and obstacles to overcome, but don’t be discouraged. You may progress gradually, but keep your hands on the plow. God is pleased with your progress; the important thing is consistency. There is a saying–Rome was not built overnight!
Above all, watch over the souls of your children and grandchildren. Teach them the word. Get involved in school board meetings—demand to know what is in the school’s curriculum and start making your views known. Start having family Bible studies and share the importance of following Christ. Remember, children are our most valuable asset and weapon. The word says that they are arrows. Let’s help point those arrows in the right direction so they can affect society with the word of God. (Ps 127:4)