We discussed earlier this week how to go about changing our identity. When we speak of changing our identity, we are basically saying that we must choose who or what we’re going to listen to. Are we going to listen to our sins and the lies that accompany them, or are we going to listen to our Creator and redeemer?
Listening to lies hinders our worship to God.
We find ourselves feeling unlovable or too dirtied for God to care about us. Or we find ourselves feeling that God is too angry with us for our past decisions. The more we succumb to these lies, the harder it is to hear God’s truth about how He sees us. Yet, as we discussed in the last blog post, we can restore our true identity in Christ through submission to Him.
However, working towards restoring our true identity is easier said than done. When we repent and turn to Christ, it seems that the lies don’t stop. We all have to make the daily choice to listen to God instead of the lies of the enemy. But doing so can be hard in the face of opposition.
How do we stay strong in our true identities in Christ? We choose to with the tremendous help of the Holy Spirit.
This week, consider and meditate on what the Apostle Paul wrote about in Romans 8.
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (v. 1).
You have been “set free from the law of sin and of death” (v. 2).
We are to set our minds on the things of the Spirit and not flesh (vs. 5–6).
The Holy Spirit gives us life (v. 11).
The Holy Spirit helps us in our weaknesses (v. 26).
We are “predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son” (v. 30).
“Who will separate us from the love of Christ?” (v. 35)
“…in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us” (v. 37).
Nothing “will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (v. 39).