"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." (Psalm 46:10)
This has been a real transformation for me.
I have never felt so quiet, so cleansed, so clear, so clean on the inside.
I spent so much of my time thinking that I had to think, feel, do, act a certain way in order to have a clear connection and full revelation of all that my loving Father wanted to do through me and in me.
The torture, the pain, the strife was so great in my life. It was very difficult to get through life from one day to the next, as I was convinced that I had to make sure that I was quiet, or rather quieted inside.
Now I understand that my identity is fully in Christ, and no one can take that away.
It does not matter how I feel. It does not matter what is going on around me, or in me, or through me.
For the longest time, I was not aware of my solid, and unrelenting identity in Christ Jesus.
For the longest time, I was convinced that God would come or go in my life, depending on what I was thinking, what I was feeling, or what I was doing.
There was no stable data, no stability in my life. Was God happy with me? Would God be happy with me, sad with me if I did this or that?
This was the challenge that I faced for so long in my life. Today, I am happy to report that I both know and believe who I am in Christ Jesus.
I am the righteousness of God in Christ!
I am accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6)
Who I am and His life flowing in my has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with how I feel. It makes no difference how I may feel tomorrow. It makes no difference if the police pull me over, or if a corrupt judge lies about me and tries to put me in jail.
I don't stop being God's child just because bad things happen to me. That is a very important lesson for everyone of us to learn, and what we should all have derived from the experience of Joseph. He knew that he was his father's beloved son, even if he was kidnapped, sold into slavery, and for all intents and purposes dead to his own father.
The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man (Genesis 39:2). We need to identify with Him who has been from the beginning, not with ourselves, with our thoughts, feelings, or circumstances.
It's all about what Jesus has done, not what we need to do!