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A Case of Mis-taken Identity.
Knowing who You are
WHo are WE?
So often we as a people, or individuals such as myself, ask "why is it that I do what it is I do?" I believe Paul said it best in Romans 7 starting in verse 15 thru 20
"For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. But now, it is no longer I who do it,but sin that dwells in me.For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me."
It is the sin that dwells in us. Instead of walking as who God has revealed us to be, you can find people doing what the old man desired or living out only what they have known in there lives. Living for self and going only after the pleasures and longings of one's flesh.
Many know what sin is. Calling sin for what it is, is a hard task for some. What I am also trying to expose is that what ever the lust may be of the flesh in which one's desires can lead to self indulgence and pleasures that you partake in, that you know God does not approve of, can stem fort from the identity of the old man.This can also be described in Christianieze as "backsliding"
This "Backsliding" I believe is caused by a case of mis-taken identity. People who are experiencing sin that they have been delivered from and set free from, need to remember who they are In Christ, not so much what they used to enjoy. Our old identity for some was found in what we did. These things sort of helped people to define who they are as a person.
Experiences do not define who we think we are, God defines who you and I are by what He created Us to be. To be free of sin and to live in fellowship with Him as His child.
Those things mentioned before which i will describe as sin or old behavior, are only meant to distract and/or derail you from being who God has Created you to be. Robing you of your full potential. Robing you of your God given Identity..
Just A thought...I Hope that you all are walking in the fullness of what God has for you. Kingdom Kids Arise and walk as Your Father has intended for you... As His Child in your proper and true identity..
Brothers and Sister may your Love for God increase and in knowing Him may you begin to experience the greatness of His love for you.. We all must remember to and encourage all those of the House hold of God to know who they are as a child of God... Many more Blessing AMEN