I've had a lot of questions about my identity since becoming a parent. Do I identify as a stay at home mom? Do I hold onto my identity from my job as an occupational therapist? Do my husband and I identify according to our household income? Is my identity defined by my baby using clothe diapers and nursing? Am I a "dance mom" because my daughters are in a dance class?
What does the Bible say about my identity?
Galatians 3:26-28 WTJ*
As a matter of fact, all of you are sons of God through the believing in Christ Jesus. In fact, as many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is in you neither Judean nor Greek. There is in you neither servant nor freeman. There is in you neither male nor female. In fact, you are all one in Christ Jesus.
I am a child of God.
We are one in Christ.
Being a child of God is a bigger identity than any parenting category I might fit in. Even though the difference between male or female and servant or free is huge, we are all one in Christ.