The Repositioned Christian: Understanding Your Identity & Purpose

“As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us – eternal life.” – 1 John 2:24-25 (NIV)

God’s purpose for His people is to remain in Him and be rooted in His Spirit. Salvation comes to transform sinners from the world and bind them with God. This year’s theme of The Church of Pentecost provides timely advice to draw Christians’ attention to their identity and purpose as saved by Christ Jesus.

As Christians, our identity and purpose in life are rooted in our relationship with Jesus Christ. However, many believers struggle to truly understand their identity and purpose, leading to insecurity, doubt, and confusion.

The concept of the repositioned Christian refers to a believer who has fully embraced their identity and purpose in Christ and actively lives by it. This involves a deep understanding of who you are in Christ and a commitment to fulfilling your God-given purpose.

To become a repositioned Christian, you must first understand your identity in Christ. This means recognising that you are a child of God, redeemed by the blood of Jesus, and fully accepted in Christ (Ephesians 1:5-7, Colossians 2:13-14). The name we carry as Christians is powerful enough to save us from all circumstances and sins. Therefore, we must let the name impact our lives and distance ourselves from anything that goes against the name of Jesus. As our dear Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has said, “When your name is destroyed while you are still alive, you could be useless.” The name ‘Christian,’ which means followers of Christ Jesus, should not be tarnished but used to win souls, preach the gospel, and cast out demons.

Your purpose as a Christian is also rooted in your relationship with Christ. As believers, we are called to love God and love others (Matthew 22:37-39), make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20), and use our spiritual gifts to serve the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-27).

Becoming a repositioned Christian involves fully embracing your identity and purpose in Christ and actively living out your faith. This means developing a deep relationship with God through prayer, studying the Bible, and being involved in a local church community.

It also means actively seeking out opportunities to serve others and share the love of Christ with those around you. This can be done through volunteering, missions work, evangelism, or simply reaching out to your friends, family, and co-workers with the gospel. Ultimately, the repositioned Christian is one who is fully surrendered to God, living out their identity and purpose as a child of God and making an impact for the Kingdom of God in their world.


Understanding your identity and purpose as a Christian is essential to becoming a repositioned Christian. By fully embracing your identity in Christ and actively pursuing your God-given purpose, you can live a fulfilling and impactful life for the Kingdom of God. Let us reflect on the beauty of Christ Jesus, laying down our earthly trophies and taking up the cross. The world has nothing good for us. Let us all rise and get involved in possessing nations from every angle, including our societies, sports, entertainment, education, politics, music, work, and leadership.

Written by Dennis Quaicoe (Axim Area / PENSA Pentecost University)

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