See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1 ESV
Your identity is found in God’s love. The reason you are a child of God is because of the inner work of the Holy Spirit. Our identity is formed not in what we do, but in how we accept God’s love.
This is a big choice. Knowing God’s love and accepting God’s love are two different things. Knowing with your head doesn’t change your heart. Accepting God’s love in your heart changes you completely.
God is intentional about making us into the image of His son, Jesus. When you become more like Jesus, be prepared to lose certain attachments to the world. Outside of God’s love, identity is based upon vain imagination. Confidence and security are byproducts of knowing you are loved. If you search for security or struggle with a lack of confidence, take a moment and see if God’s love has been welcomed into every part of your life.
Your purpose is to be identified with God’s love. Because of God’s love, your confidence is not based on what you can do. It is based on what God can do through you. Because of God’s love, your security is not based on what other people think of you, it is based upon who God says you are. Deeply loved, highly valued and filled with His Spirit.