Written by Guest blogger: Malika Cox
Over the years of walking with Jesus I have found that many of my struggles in life came from not being settled in my identity in Him. I came into my faith years ago broken, with so many insecurities and self-doubts, and the Lord began to deal immediately with my identity. Even when I wanted Him to deal with my issues and circumstances, God spoke to who I was in Him. When I began to find my identity in the Lord, I found that a lot of the issues and circumstances I struggled with took care of themselves. The more I cultivated my identity in Him as a daughter of the Most High God, the more my confidence in Him grew.
I came up with the saying “I am worth more than rubies,” to settle my identity in the truth of my worth. This truth comes from Proverbs 31:10, which says:
Who can find a truly excellent woman? One who is superior in all that she is and all that she does? Her worth far exceeds that of rubies and expensive jewelry.
If you struggle at all in your identity as a royal daughter of God, I hope this saying and verse helps you as well.
You are the King’s daughter – The Bible says we are a chosen Royal Priesthood (1 Peter 2:9). Your Father is the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe – You are adopted into His family where you can cry out to Him “Abba” (Romans 8:15). You have the privilege of calling the King of the universe “Abba,” which is Daddy in Hebrew.
Know that being royalty means your words carry weight. Your words bring life or death. So bring life to your circumstances, family and future by speaking life-giving words.
The favor you have is because of your birthright, not because of your behavior.You do not have to earn your Father’s love which is perfect. So you can stop trying to become something that you already are and receive the unearned unmerited undeserved favor of God that comes from being His child.
God created you with your individual fingerprints and DNA because He did not want anyone else like you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
You are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). God formed you in the womb and He knew your inmost being (Psalm 139:13).God has a special purpose for you (Psalm 139: 16). You are God’s unique and perfect one; His favorite (Song of Solomon 6:9).
Stop trying to be somebody else and be everything you already are. God has created you BEAUTIFUL. Society’s idea of beauty is always changing but God’s beauty is constant. You have been fashioned after God’s own beauty (Psalm 50:2). You are made in His image (Genesis 1:26). God makes all things beautiful in its time (Ecc 3:11). As you step fully into everything God has designed you to be, your identity will rest more in Him every day and you will find that everything about you and your life resonates His beauty.
God’s promises for you are yes and amen! (2 Corinthians 1:20). Do not be worried about what path to take — nothing is holding you back. If God freely gave Jesus for you, He will graciously give you all things (Romans 8:32). Trust God with all your heart, do not try to figure it all out, stay close to Him, and He will lead you and guide you (Proverbs 3:4-5). Don’t worry so much about the destination, have a blast on the journey. You were created to laugh and love life. God’s plans are to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). The joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10).
So rest in Jesus’ unfailing love for you and resolve to place your entire identity in the unshakeable foundation of Christ.
She is currently in Graduate School studying Biblical Studies at Regent University.