I offer this challenge. Where does your Christian identity lie? Remove the years that you spent teaching Sunday School classes or volunteering in the nursery. Take away all of your Christian heritage that in the end will not be able to be a leg for you to stand on. Forget all of the tracts that you handed out during revival week. All of your faithful Sunday service attendances? Throw them out too. What remains? When all the “Christian-y stuff” is vacated, what proof resides within your inner man that you’re a new creation, regenerated from the inside out? These findings alone define whether or not you’re in Christ. Not what denomination you were born into or what church building your obituary will associate you with. All of those things, although enjoyable and important to so many, are simply not the goal.
Christianity, true biblical Christianity, the “Christ-is-my-life” life – this alone is the goal. Be assured of this today my friend – search your inner man and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal where your identity lies. It must be found in Christ alone. All else falls short. Has the Spirit of the living God truly transformed you into a new creation? What legacy will you leave behind?