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When Our God-Given Identity is Under Attack

A God-given identity.

It’s always been my personal struggle. And I know it is a struggle for many.

Because the attacks against our identity begin even before we are born.

When Our God-Given Identity is Under Attack - Truth, inspiration, and hope. Find resources to equip you in fighting against the attacks on your God-given identity. Lori Schumaker #MomentsofHope

The baby growing within the womb of a woman unprepared and unwanting of the pregnancy. Studies show that even in this stage of life, the ability for a child to attach and connect with love is significantly impacted.

The baby born into a home of addiction, detachment, abuse, or neglect soon internalizes the belief that somehow they were never enough. It was their fault the abuse happened.

Loss of life. A parent, a caregiver, a sibling, or a significant other person from within life leaves a gaping hole to even a small child.

School, sports, dance, and other activities bring celebration and grief. Teachers, coaches, leaders and parents sadly use their platform to attack the identity of children. Failure is breeding ground for self-condemnation without an adult speaking truth and encouragement.

Relationships are life-giving, yet betrayal inevitably happens. The sting can leave our worth in devastation.

So, as the enemy prowls and finds his way into the words and lives of the many within our midst, he seeks to destroy our identity. Because he knows something very powerful.

The depth with which we pursue our God-given purpose depends upon the depth with which we grasp our God-given identity.
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When Our God-Given Identity is Under Attack - Truth, inspiration, and hope. Find resources to equip you in fighting against the attacks on your God-given identity. Lori Schumaker #MomentsofHope

Friends, today I pray for you. I pray you grasp your God-given identity and leave behind the identity the world placed upon you. You’ve carried it much to long.

Additionally, I want to share with you a powerful post and resource about identity. I know that I and many others can tell you how wonderful you are in the eyes of God. We can tell you to walk away from the labels of ‘not enough’ that have been stuck to you in the darkest moments of life. But you will ask,

“HOW?”

When Our God-Given Identity is Under Attack - Truth, inspiration, and hope. Find resources to equip you in fighting against the attacks on your God-given identity. Lori Schumaker #MomentsofHope

Here in this place, I offer several posts that serve to encourage and equip you, but  today Nicole Kaufmann of Courage.Love.Hope. gives us this:

“The lie of shame settles deep within the hearts of those affected by trauma. It is a belief that the events must be kept secret or else seldom talked about. It is the belief that because of the trauma buy nolvadex and clomid there is something inherently wrong with the very essence of who you are.

This shame is a lie.

And this lie can only be overcome when brought into the light.”

To read more from her post, Fighting the Lies of Trauma, follow me over there. When you do, would you love on her in true #MomentsofHope fashion? And would you remember that you, my friend are a child of God? Chosen. Loved. Planned with purpose. And able to live victoriously with hope and freedom knowing that your identity is one created by the God of the Universe!

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Fighting the Lies of Trauma - Nicole Kaufmann

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In case this is the kind of hope you want to build this year, sign up to join us here in the Searching for Moments Community. You will receive content updates, behind the scenes information, and access to the resource filled Library of Hope.

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#MomentsofHope Link-up; www.lorischumaker.com; Read, share, and together hope for tomorrow.What I ask of you:

1. Share up to 2 URLs  (to a blog post, not the actual blog) that resonates with the topic of HOPE. Anything that gives us hope for tomorrow. Hope for victory. The little things and the big. Anything that inspires us to lean into Jesus and let Him carry us through.

2. Important: If you don’t have a blog post or podcast that resonates with HOPE, join in other ways as you pray and encourage others with a comment or a prayer.

3. Please leave a comment on the link just before each of your links. Would you love on them well? Encourage them in their efforts to share the hope of Jesus. If you have time, stop by more than one sweet writer’s little corner of the blog world!

4. Of course, I would love it if you would follow me via my blog and/or social media channels! Signing up to join the Searching for Moments Community gets you access to the Library of Hope along with post updates and freebies!

5. If this gives you hope, would you consider sharing it with others to give them hope, too?

6. Please either grab the #MomentsofHope button found here or link back to me to encourage new linkers.

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15 Comments

  1. Hi Lori, as usual you have powerful message to equip us with.
    My Identity in Christ cannot be traded for any thing the world is offering.
    Thank you for the encouragement
    Blessings to you

  2. Powerful words, Lori, and you’ve chosen a good time to share them. May we have tender hearts and engage in soulful prayer.

  3. “The depth to which we pursue our God-Given purpose depends upon the depth to which we grasp our God-Given identity.” I love quotes and this one is filed with truth and SO powerful! Thank you for spreading the truth of who we are in Christ. He gives us purpose to live our lives with joy. May we silence the voice of the enemy who wants us to think that we are not loved.

  4. Great post and a beautiful connection to shame. Thank you so much for sharing my post here! Your words are always such an encouragement to me and always point our hearts to Christ. 🙂

  5. What a word!” The depth with which we pursue our God-given purpose depends upon the depth which we understand our God-given identity. ” Yes!! Sometimes I think I am crazy for how much time, effort and money I sacrifice by not doing other more income producing endeavors. But then I remember His call for me and how I feel fulfilled in living that out. Ever since I was in my late twenties, He has commandeered my time and attention and I am blessed because of it! His pleasure makes it worth all the investment and sacrifice. Great post Lori:)

  6. I join you in praying that we all will grasp a little more of our true God-given identity. It is more than we can imagine!

  7. Spot on as always!! It’s hard to remember I am part of a Holy Priesthood…set a apart for His glory! Wonderful reminder this morning!

  8. I love the quote by Og Madin. What a beautiful hope-filled post!
    Thanks for sharing Nicole’s post! I enjoyed it as well.

  9. “The depth with which we pursue our God-given purpose depends upon the depth with which we grasp our God-given identity.” Very interesting thought! If I’m reading this right, the more I realize God’s goals for me, the better I can do at aiming for and reaching those goals. But if the enemy can succeed at hiding God’s purpose from me, I won’t even be aware that I’m blindly stumbling through life instead of focusing on the goal that God has set for me.

  10. Knowing that my identity is in Christ, in God who made me to be is SUCH security; there’s no greater joy than to walk in His truth, not in the lies of what the devil throws at us. <3

  11. Thanks for hosting! Really great post this week! We can probably all relate!

  12. Such insight, Lori. Our God-given identity can be under such relentless attack, can’t it? As you say, even before our birth. I am finding this to be so true – “The depth with which we pursue our God-given purpose depends upon the depth with which we grasp our God-given identity.” Thank you for always pointing to hope in the midst of struggles! Love and hugs!

  13. Lori- as always you never cease to inspire and encourage. I appreciate you friend..thank you for sharing!

  14. It’s interesting that you’re highlighting this topic, Lori. My small group just started a study on the identity we have in Christ. There’s so much I need to integrate better so that I don’t fall into the same old temptations that my condemned mind falls for. Thanks so much for the linkup my friend! Hugs to you!

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