So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 (NIV) If we are created in God’s own image, then why do we take on false identities? A suggestion could be the environments we were raised in are all that we know and can identify with. I would say that as a believer, once we have chosen to follow Christ whole-heartedly, our spiritual identity becomes new. 2Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) We have to learn to walk in our new identities. Whatever identity you identify with that is not of God and does not line up with his word, is a false identity. The devil loves this. Naturally we are born into sin. I don’t want to give my own opinion because I am not here to cause a debate. I am truly giving God’s view on this. He is an awesome God and loves all of his children. If you know someone who lives in a false identity, know that you yourself cannot change them but God can. You may be in their lives to plant seeds. God has appointed people to water seeds and reap the harvest of those planted seeds.
I sense God saying: He wants his beloved children to walk in His image. Put off the old and put on the new. We have to learn who we are in Christ. If you don’t know, I suggest you ask someone you trust who is a firm believer and follower of Christ. You’ll know this by the fruits they produce in their lives. We are sons, joint heirs. The Kingdom is within us all. We are royalty! Get this down on the inside of your hearts and walk in your new image and shine for all to see!