I joke that if crooks stole my identity, a day later they’d be offering me money to take it back.
Remember… John 10:10…
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
For several years, I worked as a CHR radio & nightclub DJ. Many of the women would love to dance to songs with lyrics such as, “Shake your nasty fat butt you dirty whore!” and they’d shout, “WooHoo! Yeah, that’s me!”. Furthermore, mothers would request these songs to play for their daughters.
And many of the men would love to dance to songs with lyrics such as, “Life is great with all this money. I’m a real man because I smoke weed and sell dope, have a pocket full of cash, been to prison 3 times, and I’m 19 years old; not to mention all the women that come easily and if I make a little mistake, child support ain’t nothin'” and they’d shout, “Oh Yeah! That’s me!”
Having been written off and abandoned, by those that claimed they cared about me, for a great deal of my life, I know a little bit about having no absolute known identity. Were all of these folks the characters portrayed in the songs or were they simply ‘searching for (being given) an identity to claim’?
It’s common sense that thieves don’t often randomly drive by nice houses and immediately stop their car to go inside and take everything of value. They will generally take time to analyze the target/ residence (residents) before entering, so as to steal with little or no resistance.
Which brings me to… Jeremiah 1:5…
“I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born.”
If God can do this, so can the thief. Think about who you truly believe you are and reflect it in your daily walk with Christ. Although your life could’ve been compromised before you were born, that doesn’t mean you can’t strongarm the enemy into release; therefore, imparting awareness of The Truth inside of you.