1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Of this I’m sure: there is no end to the many demands competing for the allegiance of our attention, affections, and thinking. When we anchor our identity in Christ He works to bring the way think and act into alignment with Him. He is the King on the throne of God… and we are with Him.
We live like undercover agents—seeking to act and live according to Jesus’ generous grace shown to us. What we are is not always recognizable. Jesus knows all about. Even those closest to him didn’t recognize our Heavenly Father. (See John 14)
But, even though on occasion when what we are is not apparent to others and even to ourselves, Paul affirms this reality: our lives are hidden with Christ in God. There’s more to you than meets the eye! We have been brought into His communion and there is nothing in this world that can change our destiny. When Christ appears, when our faith is made sight, we will be with Him displaying His glory.
So go ahead, get out there and take a risk at loving, at trying something new, at beginning a new adventure with Jesus, or at picking up where you left off or fell down last time. There is no failure that will invalidate who you are in Christ. Your life is hidden with Christ in God.