But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. John 10:10
We were all born physically alive but spiritually dead which meant that our needs for significance, security, and acceptance were not being met by God because we didn’t know Him. So, we tried to find ways to meet those needs independently of Him. But it just doesn’t work! Trying to perform and accomplish things in order to feel significant; striving for status and money and possessions to feel secure; or worrying about appearance or getting others to admire you in order to feel accepted – these things just don’t deliver – at least not for long – and we end up experiencing a whole host of negative emotions like fear, anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, rejection… The list goes on.
What are some of the areas where you are most vulnerable to this old way of thinking?
Remember, if you are a Christian, the old you died, and you have risen with Jesus from the dead. You are a whole new person with a whole new life. You have been declared significant, secure, and accepted by God himself!
This excerpt is from the Freedom In Christ Discipleship course, we are learning practical ways to draw a line under your past, renew your mind, and move forward in freedom. What practical difference would that make for you?