The Power of Identity

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The phone rings late one night and you answer it.  It’s him.  This guy has been in your life for years and every time he calls you already know what he wants.  You no longer fight against it as much because you’ve tried to in the past, but you always end up going right back to him. So you answer the booty call and spend the night.  You wake up the next morning and he’s gone.  You return home, guilt begins to set in and you feel terrible because you know God isn’t pleased with how you’re living.  Because you know your weakness you question whether or not you should even ask Him to forgive you. You have been in this situation so many times and you feel discouraged because it seems like you’re fighting a losing battle.  So what’s the real issue here?  It’s important to know that when God forgives you and you come back to Him again for the 100th time, to Him it’s the first time. He really does forgive. Now you must understand you don’t have a sin problem, you have an identity problem.  When we go back to the same sin over and over, it is because we don’t know who we are in Christ.  Sin stands as a boss in our lives unlawfully and we have the power to destroy it.  We are called to triumph through Christ, not be trampled over by sin!  We can win over lust, over addictions, over a poor self-image, over impatience and bad tempers, over pride and anything else that has a grip on our lives. We are daughters of God, the righteousness of God through Jesus, made in His image and likeness, filled with His Spirit, and redeemed and purchased with the blood of Jesus! That’s way too much for sin to dominate over! Win through the power of identity in Christ!

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32 NLT)

Prayer:  Father, thank You for revealing to me who I am in You.  With Your grace and power my days of struggling with sin are over!  I am Your daughter and I welcome Your rule in my life.  I yield by body to You.  Make me holy and set me apart for Your use.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 
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