What is my identity? How do I identify myself? How do I introduce myself?
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” II Corinthians 5:17 and verse 20; “Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making as appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” (NASB)
When Paul spoke this he was not just dreaming up something to say to the church at Corinth, he was pointing back to what Jesus said. In Matthew 28:18-20, “Jesus came up and spoke to them saying, ‘All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’” (NASB)
As I read these verses and think about these questions, I realize that there is only one answer that is true and right. My identity is in Christ alone. I should really only identify myself as His disciple. My introduction should only reflect that to which He has called me; I am an ambassador of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. I am commissioned to fulfill His command, “to make disciples of all nations” and to teach these new disciples to “observe all” that He has commanded. To fulfill all You have commanded, I must learn and know all you have taught and commanded. Help me Father to learn of You, to grow in Your graces and to humbly go out to do Your will.