Through my experience as a minister I understand a major problem in the world today.  It is the question of identity.  Christians and non Christians alike are experiencing an identity crises in some form or another. 


In Genesis 1:27 God addresses the issue of identity. 

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."

We are made in His likeness and in His image. He tells us here that the human race is His offspring, His children. 

1 John 3:1-2 tells us that God has called and named us sons, or children of God, and declares that this is not something we will attain, but it is who we are now! 

"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God,..."

So to answer the question of identity, is to understand that we are Gods Children.  This is our family. He is our true Father. We come from Him, and we belong to Him. 

When we begin to identify with Him as our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ, the anxiety and question of identity is fulfilled.