Week 4 Devotion | Who Do You Think You Are?

In him [Jesus] we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will.” Ephesians 1:11

We struggle sometimes with those bad feelings that make us feel like we’re something bad like failures or underachievers. The struggle is real when trying to overcome what we feel like versus who we really are. 

But Paul has been telling us in the first several verses of Ephesians who we really are and not what we feel like we are. We are holy. Blameless. Children of God. We are redeemed. 

What Paul tells us in today’s reading is who we are isn’t based on who we are but who God is.


Who we are is secured in God’s sovereignty. God works all things according to his will. God made us his people. He set us apart—choosing us in advance according to his sovereign plan—that we should be his own. 

Just as it was God’s gracious act to save you, it is God’s gracious act that’s bringing you home. It is a relief to know we do not have the burden to perform for him and try to appease him, lest he should disown us as our heavenly Father.

God, by his sovereignty and his love, has set apart his people for adoption as sons and daughters and he will never forsake them, but will finish that which he began in them.

We are all on a journey. There are going to be those times when we feel we are ______, but God’s word tells us who we really are. 

Find comfort in knowing that who you are isn’t based on who you are but on who God is.