Christian Minimalism

Your Identity

Consumer culture regularly tells us lies about who we are.

You are not:

Your workplace.

Your car.

Your paycheck.

Your job title.

Your house.

Your leadership role in church/an organization.

Your success.

Your failure.

Your family members’ success.

Your family members’ failure.

Your clothes.

Your material possessions.

Your social media accounts.

What others think or say about you.

None of this defines you.

God tells us who we actually are.

You are:

Loved by God, no matter what. (1 John 4:16)

Forgiven. (Ephesians 1:7)

Given second chances. (Galatians 2:20)

Created in God’s image. (Genesis 1:27)

Known by God before you were born. (Psalm 139:16)

A new person in Christ. (Romans 6:6)

A friend of Jesus. (John 15:15)

A child of God. (1 John 3:1)

Fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)

Given spiritual gifts to serve God and others. (Romans 12:3-8)

A receiver of God’s grace. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

An heir of God’s promise. (Galatians 3:29)

Part of God’s family. (Ephesians 2:19)

An important part of the Body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12-26)

Given eternal life. (John 3:16)

Don’t listen to consumerism’s lies. You are who God says you are: a beloved child of God. No one and nothing else defines you.

How does knowing that your identity is God-given rather than consumer-driven change your outlook on life?

*For some practical tips on discovering your identity in Christ, feel free to read this short article.*

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Becca Ehrlich, AKA The Christian Minimalist, is striving to be a Christian minimalist in a consumer society. She currently lives in Upstate New York with her husband Will and their son Theo. You can read more about her story and how her blog came to exist by clicking the website link above.


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