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Excerpted from “Anne Neilson’s Angels Guided Journal” by Anne Neilson (Copyright 2022). Used with permission from Thomas Nelson.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

– 2 Corinthians 5:17

I’ve spent my whole life creating an identity for myself as an artist, wife, mother, friend, business owner, and leader—accomplishing one thing after another, and adding these labels to my well-crafted identity. However, there is only one identity that truly matters: daughter of the King. We are each a new creation, made in our heavenly Father’s image. And while it’s true that I am an artist, it’s really just my way of serving and worshiping Him. Though I’ve had success as an artist, more and more, art is simply becoming my offering rather than my identity.

Think of some of the ways you identify yourself, all the things you call yourself. These could be adjectives to describe your character or the roles you play in life. List them below.











Which identity label do you wish you could peel off?

Write what you would put in its place.

Are you being called to take on a new identity? If you had to give this new identity a name, what would it be?

Describe this person.

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