The labels in which we put so much store are completely irrelevant to God.
For example, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Atheist, Agnostic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness, Democrat, Republican, and on, and on, and on – have no meaning to God. Therefore, any time you invest in cultivating one of these identities moves you no closer to God. It might even move you farther away.
Jesus knows who you are and doesn’t need for you to have a label in order for Him to be able to identify you. Stop categorizing people. This also means, of course, stop categorizing yourself.
Just know that God knows you and loves you. This will help you trust and obey Him, which is a lot more than you can say for a label.
Bible notes on this post.
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