Your identity needs to come from Me and not from the way you feel. Regardless of how you feel whether that’s sad, angry, insecure, self-conscious, anxious, etc., you are not your emotions. As long as you’re on planet earth, you will feel emotions because not only do you live in a broken world, but you live in a broken body. You need to be so anchored in the truth of who you are so that when emotions and trials come, you can still be content. Your identity comes in Me. You are joyful, loving, kind, good, peaceful, and patient because I am those things. Your life is now hidden in Me. You may feel anxious, but you are peaceful. Anxiety is a feeling your earthly body is experiencing, but peace is part of your identity. Anxiety is a condition of the old man. Peace is part of your new creation in Me.
“For you died and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithful, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22
“To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-24
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