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Every temptation that you face is rooted in your identity.
How you respond to the temptation is connected directly to your vision of you. What you fill your spiritual gas tank with is important. When I am rooted and find my foundation based on what God has to say about me or how he defines me makes a huge difference. If I base it off works or the law I am forced to try to attain some mark or target which on my own abilities I will fall short every time.
God’s desire for you is to tear down the lies we have clothed ourselves in. Our original identity is our default setting but Adam’s sin robed each of us in a false identity, a disguise, a ruse. We look at ourselves inaccurately. We compare to some ideal that on our own we will never be able to attain. We do not have to strive for something we can not attain. How futile is it to strive for a goal we could never reach. I have heard it to many times in business meetings.
“What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different results. ”
The Christian life under the law is insanity! If you try I doing or complying to a set of ten commandments and 500+ laws… good luck with that.
My identity is or should be rooted in what God says about me. That is what matters. Any other source is inferior. Why roll in a Ford Pinto when I could have a Bentley?
The gift of Christ gives dimension to grace and defines our individual value.
Eph 4:7 TMT
His truth trumps my thoughts, he reveals/defines ME.
“What we are destined for is not as important as what we have settled for.”
Randy Bohlender (podcast)
Have you settled for less than your God mandated vision or destiny? Let your destiny be cast by what God says about you.