“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ.”
Think for a second of all the different hats you wear on a consistent basis. What roles define you?
For me, I am Jeff the employee, Jeff the athlete, Jeff the roommate, Jeff the son, Jeff the brother, etc.
Now think out of all the ones you thought of, which one if taken from you would hurt you the most? Which one would affect you if changed? If it’s not the fact that you are a child of God, then you are probably not living how God intended you to live in His fullness.