Identity is Rooted in the Person of Jesus

Hey beautiful soul struggling with identity,

Can I share something with you – a deep-seated belief about the roots of our true identity?

It’s rooted in the person of Jesus.

It does not begin with the bathroom mirror or in the reflection of your car.
It does not start with your abilities – to cook, perform, succeed, sing, run, write, or dance.
It does not come from what you’ve done and haven’t done.
Are you seeking to understand your identity in Christ? You are so important to God - so special, loved, forgiven, and covered in grace. Your purpose is great & your life has meaning. Who does God say you are? Find out here. Believe the truth that your identity is rooted in Christ.

Identity is rooted in the person of Jesus.

It does not start in the bedroom.
It does not depend on where you’ve been.
It does not come from what your neighbor or your friend said.

Identity is rooted in the person of Jesus.

Can I say that enough times for you to believe that it is true? That the Creator of the world made you, gave you breath, designed your body, and loves what He sees.

That your identity is not dependent on anything of you because what Jesus did on the cross is greater.

That your identity does not begin and end with your sin, because Jesus lived a sinless life in your place.

That your identity is rooted, planted, and grown in Jesus. Period.

I can’t say it enough. I browse the tabloids, which tell us our identity comes from money, sex, fame, ability. I see television shows that flaunt beauty and perfection as markers of identity. I interact with friends and I deal with my own head – identity struggles are everywhere.

Do you, dear reader, believe these things that the world is telling you? These lies about the way we should be, the food we should eat, the things we should wear, and the markers we should strive to reach.

I pray, my goodness I pray, that you find your identity in the person of Jesus.

I struggle daily, but I choose to struggle.

Do you want to struggle with me? Want to struggle to believe that you are precious in the eyes of your Maker – so precious in fact that He doesn’t see you like you see you. He sees you as His perfect child washed by the blood of Jesus.

He sees your identity as rooted in His Son, Jesus.

And so, I repeat…

Identity is rooted in the person of Jesus.

Not in your clothes, your car, or your house.
Not in the success you’ve achieved and the grades you earned.
Not in the blog you design or the number of likes on Facebook.

Identity is rooted in the person of Jesus.

It doesn’t mean perfect and flawless.
It doesn’t mean shamed and forgotten.
It doesn’t mean accepted by the many around you.

It means being broken and rebuilt in the likeness of Jesus.

This is identity.



This is important, friend. I long for you to know your true identity in Christ – to believe it & live from it. Because of this, I’ve written a FREE devotional guide called “The Identity Project”. Grab it here!

4 thoughts on “Identity is Rooted in the Person of Jesus

  1. What a beautiful blog, and what a beautiful post, Alison. I saw you on the CBB facebook page. Yes, identity in Christ is the only identity based on a sure foundation. 🙂

    Congrats on opening your blog in wordpress!

    1. Betsy, thanks so much for taking the time to comment! And thank you for the compliment on the blog – it has been a long road. 🙂

  2. Thank you, dear Alison, for these encouraging words.. It is so important to be reminded what our true identity is (also as Peter says 2:9 that we are “…a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light”). It is also a huge responsibility to take a step and surrender fully to Christ. Every day. It is an honor, a privilige to be grafted with Israel to the very same tree (Romans 11) <3 I have loved to read many others of your posts, which have been truly inspirational. I also really like your design of the blog, pictures and everything, because the beauty feels like a smooth caress. 🙂
    May God bless You and keep You!
    Thank you and sending a greeting from the Czech Republic.

    1. Thank you for such a sweet & encouraging comment! It brings a smile to my face to read that you’ve been inspired on this little blog. 🙂 I love your mention of God’s people being a chosen priesthood, holy nation, & God’s special possession. I love that passage.
      Thanks again for commenting & I pray you have a wonderful day!

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