A farmer found an abandoned eagle's nest and in it was as egg that was still warm. He took the egg back to his farm and laid it in the nest of one of his hens. The egg hatched and the baby eaglet grew up with the other chickens. It pecked about the farmyard, scrabbling for grain. It spent it's life within the yard and rarely looked up.
However, one day when it was very old, it lifted up it's head and saw above it a most wonderful sight. There was an eagle soaring high above in the sky. Looking at it, the old creature sighed and said to itself, "If only I'd been born an eagle!"
We need to know who we are in Christ, so that He can fulfill His purpose and His
plan for our lives. I don't want to walk with the chickens, if I can soar with the eagles!!
And, until we learn, "who we are in Jesus Christ" we may never reach our true potential in Him. Do you know who you are in Christ? If you have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you are the following:
I am a child of God! John 1:12 - But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
I have been Justified and Redeemed! Romans 3:24 - Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus...
My old self has been crucified with Christ, I am no longer a slave to sin! Romans 6:6 - Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
I am no longer under condemnation from God! Romans 8:1 - There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
I have been set free from the law of sin and death! Romans 8:2 - For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
As a child of God, I am a fellow heir with Christ! Romans 8:17 - And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
I have been accepted by Christ! Romans 15:7 - Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
I am a new creature in Christ Jesus! 2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
I am a friend of Jesus! John 15:15 - "Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you."
I am blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places!
Ephesians 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.
In Jesus Christ, I have wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption! 1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption...
I am joined to the Lord and I am one Spirit with Him! 1 Corinthians 6:17 - But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
My body is a temple and the Holy Spirit dwells within me! 1 Corinthians 6:19 - What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
My mind clearly sees the Truth in Christ Jesus! 2 Corinthians 3:14 - But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
I have been set free in Christ Jesus! Galatians 5:1 - Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
My friend, these are just some of the wonderful scriptures and attributes we can claim, by being a child of God!! There are plenty more to be found in the Bible!
When you find yourself discouraged, read and meditate on these scriptures. Find your oneness in Christ Jesus and believe what He has said you are!!