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A New Identity

on January 29, 2018

 

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2 Corinthians 5:17- Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

 

A couple of years ago, there was a great news story about a homeless man who had a voice with such a commanding quality that it made him a natural announcer.

Once discovered, job offers from around the country came pouring in. This new found fame—and significant increase in income—was short-lived. It wasn’t long until the man with the golden voice was back on alcohol and once again, living on the streets.

This phenomenon may be difficult for us to understand. How could a man who has met with this good fortune go back to his old ways?

However, Sam Adeyemi said something that stuck with me, “Real and sustainable change in a person’s life begins with a change in their sense of identity.”  

The homeless guy’s circumstances may have changed, but his sense of identity did not.

It is often difficult for new Christians to understand that when they accept Jesus as their Savior, they suddenly have a new identity—and it may take a long time for the impact of forgiveness, salvation, and a change of citizenship to heaven—to completely sink in.

If that has happened to you, don’t despair.

But DO begin to read scripture that assures you of your new identity in Christ. 

Know that God doesn’t see the “old you” any longer.

Know that he has made you ALIVE in Christ.

 

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2 responses to “A New Identity

  1. Kay Burnham says:

    Brenda, I some enjoy this column you write. Thanks for be you and for your inspiration to others.

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