ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Case of Mis-taken Identity.

Updated on February 8, 2014

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

I know who I am !

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Tony L Smith profile image

      Tony L Smith 

      7 years ago from Macon

      DaKingsKid, this identity thing is one of the most needed transformations in the body of Christ. the DNA of our Father is now in us. We need to tell our minds.

      thanks for a great hub

    • lifegate profile image

      William Kovacic 

      7 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Good thoughts, but I especially liked this one--"Experiences do not define who we think we are, God defines who you and I are by what He created Us to be.

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      God compels us to go into situations we would not normally go into, would not think of. As Servants of God, sometimes the most uncomfortable situation we could find ourselves in is exactly where we need to be so that God can remove from us the chaff to burn it, or polish our armour.

    • Tamarajo profile image

      Tamarajo 

      7 years ago

      This verse came to mind as I read.

      2 Peter 1:9

      9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.

      I have been thinking about this too lately. I remember a speaker once who talked about how when he did something wrong his dad would tell him we are "whatever their last name was" and we don't do those things. He was helping his son to identify with the family line of integrity.

      Nice reflection.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)