Believers, no matter what you might have done in your past or are currently doing in your present state, your true identity is an amazing gift from God. God loves you so much and He is for you, not against you. 1 Peter 2:9-10 gives us a glimpse at who we really are in Christ.
1) You are chosen. God, in all His amazing power and wisdom, has looked at you and said, “You are a person that I love. I want a relationship with you. I chose you for something special.”
2) You are part of a royal priesthood. You are “royalty”, which means that you are an adopted child of the Creator of the Universe. The Lord loves you, not as a friend or a follower, but as a son or a daughter. You are part of a priesthood. Priests serve others. By humbly serving others, you can have many opportunities to lead people to the same incredible love that God has for you.
3) You are called holy. To be holy means to be set apart for something totally unique. So to be called holy by God carries great weight. It means God has set you apart for His great purposes. God has a glorious plan, and you are very much a part of it!
4) Last, but certainly not least, you are a “peculiar” person. You are not like the rest of the world. You are different. You are unique. You have qualities that God gave you and those qualities are what make you, well…YOU!
I just want to encourage and inspire as many people as I can for Jesus Christ.