I recently saw someone post this thought: “I’m still an alcoholic and will remain one until I die.”
Have you ever said something like this before?How about any of these?
- “I’m just a sinner saved by grace.”
- “I’m broken but God still loves me.”
- “I’m worthless but Jesus died for me.”
- “My flesh is so evil, I’ll fight it until I’m in the grave.”
This was the mindset that I first encounter when starting to learn more about Jesus (around 2010). People would say these things and it was like, wow, this person is so humble and has such good theology. I literally thought that.
Then, I met someone who began to speak life and the truth about identity into me.
Becoming a Christian isn’t about declare your brokenness and living like you never met Jesus.
- Don’t you know that Christ came to bring life?
- Don’t you know that Christ came to set the captive free?
- Don’t you know that Christ came to reveal how amazing you actually are?
- Don’t you that Christ forgave your sins upon the cross?
- Don’t you know that sin no longer has dominion over you?
- Don’t you know that you are perfect?
- Don’t you know that you are one with God?
- Don’t you know that you are a new creation?
- Don’t you know that your fight isn’t against the flesh?
There is truth in knowing where you came from. But God remembers our sin no more, so why are we so intentional on living in an identity that is no longer ours? Why are more focused on how much of a sinner we are, then how loved, forgiven and perfect we are?
I’ll tell you why. It’s the enemy. It’s the enemy who has been disguised as humility to bind you out into your old identity.
If you want more, check out this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZtTSY889rA&t=1034s
Or you can just listen: https://soundcloud.com/yeddiejones/kingdom