Why do I connect with Aragorn? It is because he always knew his identity and he lived his life from that truth. Even when he was just Strider a ranger from the north he prepared for the day when he could finally be known as the King.
One of the reasons we fail to be the heroes we were created to be is because we have forgotten the glory God has created us with. Rather than living from God's truth about how we are we live from the lie the world has given us about our identity.
What would happen and what would our lives be like if we truly believed the truth of our glorious identity? Our very presence would begin to change the world.
So exactly who are we? The Bible gives us a brief glimpse of every Christ Followers' true identity:
1. We are God's Children: For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we are God's children (Romans 8:16; NLT).We are God's people and when we live by this reality we become heroes. The world is in desperate need of heroes who will confront the Kingdom of Darkness and rescue people from judgment and God has chosen us to be those heroes. The Apostle Paul reminds us: No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us (Romans 8:37; NLT). It is time for us to bring God's victory to the world.
2. We are New Creations: What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun (2 Corinthians 5:17; NLT).
3. We are God's Chosen People: But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are a kingdom of priests, God's holy nation, his very own possession. This is so you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9; NLT).