Monday, February 22, 2016

Stolen, Fake and True ID



Was your identity stolen? Do you have a fake ID?

Oh, my past, my past. It's U-G-L-Y. I could write awhile about fake IDs.

Fake IDs let you gain access to some place that maybe you are not legally authorized to be, if you know what I mean.

You have to remember that your name is Annie Mae, not Sheri. 
You have to remember a false birthday and try to act older than your immature self. Really, you play a role more than you are your true self.
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I spent my life playing a part. 

I played the role of a person who was full of joy—all while I contemplated suicide. 


I played the role of a girl who was gentle and innocent—all while I actually considered murdering someone who hurt me. 


I played the role of quiet and peaceful—all while a WAR was raging inside of me. 

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I played all of these roles because I had a FAKE ID! 

My fake ID said my name was:


Reject
Failure 
Abused, Ashamed 
Unworthy, Unloveable
Stupid.

The worst part was that I agreed with all of these names on my ID.

What started off as a part I played became permanent layers of bondage that trapped poison inside of me. Without any outlet to release the toxins, I could never heal.

Truly, it wasn't until I accepted Christ as my Father, friend, Savior, and my life and began to understand how my REAL ID was found IN HIM, not apart from Him, that the masks came down and I started to heal on the inside.

Knowing God is truly FIRST. If you know Him relationally, not just about Him, then you will believe His words, which leads to …

Knowing and believing your new identity 
that is found only in Him. 

Your True ID

My friend Markey wrote this awesome 4-part study on knowing your identity in Christ. She gave me permission to share it with you for FREE. If you want to know your REAL ID, check it out and go through it. We can't wait to hear what God reveals to you!

Love, 
Sheri 

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