Identity Beyond Titles: Rooted in the Divine

Identity Beyond Titles: Rooted in the Divine


Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Life is a journey filled with highs and lows, victories and losses. Often, we find ourselves celebrating achievements, big and small, and it’s a beautiful part of life. But it’s essential to remember that our worth and identity are not defined by titles, accolades, or the world’s idea of success.

My daughter was crowned Homecoming Queen her senior year. It was a moment of celebration, joy, and pride. She stood among peers who have invested in their school, contributing to the high school experience. What I observed is that they were all genuinely kind and good-hearted individuals. It gives me confidence in the younger generation.

As my daughter stood there, wearing the crown with grace and confidence, I felt a profound truth that I wanted to share with her and with all the students there. “Your status doesn’t make you worthy, your success doesn’t determine who you are, and a title doesn’t define your future. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.”

This message is not just for my daughter; it’s a universal truth that we should all carry in our hearts. Our identity isn’t rooted in the titles we hold or the achievements we attain. Our true identity is grounded in being children of the King. It is in God that we find our worth and significance.

Colossians 3:23-24 reminds us to approach life with an attitude of working for the Lord, not for human masters. We know that our ultimate inheritance comes from the Lord, not from worldly accolades. We serve the Lord Christ, not just to earn titles or rewards but because of our love and dedication to Him.


How do you typically respond to moments of success and recognition in your life? Are there times when you’ve allowed titles and achievements to define your worth? 

In what ways can you embrace your identity as a child of the King, recognizing that your true worth is grounded in your relationship with God?

How might this perspective change the way you approach success and recognition?