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You Are More Than You Think You Are

November 01, 20234 min read

In life, we often carry beliefs and self-perceptions that shape our actions and influence the way we live. These beliefs can be deeply ingrained, and they have the power to either empower or hinder us. Today, we are going to embark on a journey of self-discovery and understanding, delving into the profound concepts of sin and grace. We will uncover a truth that may change the way you see yourself and the world around you.

You Are More Than You Think

Before we dive into the heart of the matter, let me start by reassuring you: you are more than you think you are. You are more powerful, better, and more good than you might currently believe. This is a fundamental encouragement that we all need to embrace. Understanding your inherent worth and potential is the key to transforming your life.

How Does the Father See You?

It's crucial to understand how the Father sees you. When He looks at you, He doesn't see brokenness, flaws, or a lack of potential. Instead, He sees the magnificent creation that you are. Your self-perception is the lens through which you navigate your life. As Proverbs 23:7 aptly states, "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he." Therefore, it's essential to align your self-perception with the truth of how the Father sees you.

Rethinking Sin: A Noun, Not a Verb

The Meaning of Sin

When we hear the word "sin," most of us immediately think of wrongdoing or making mistakes. However, in the context of Scripture, especially in Romans, where we will focus our attention, sin is primarily referred to as a noun, not a verb. It's essential to grasp this fundamental concept: sin is about being, not just doing.

Sin as an Identity

The Greek word for sin, "hamartia," signifies being "without a share" or "without an inheritance." In essence, it means to be an orphan, someone who doesn't belong and lacks an origin. Sin, in this context, is an identity. It's not about actions or behaviors, but about the way you perceive yourself. This is a profound revelation: sin is an old identity that you may be carrying, an identity that doesn't belong to you.

The Good News: Grace

Understanding Grace

In our quest to understand sin, we must also explore its counterpart: grace. Grace is the unmerited favor and kindness of God. It is the antidote to sin, the healing balm that restores us to our true identity. As we uncover the truth about sin, it is equally important to embrace the profound reality of grace.

Co-Resurrected with Him

One of the most powerful revelations in Scripture is that when Christ died, you died with Him, and when He was resurrected, you were co-resurrected with Him. This means that you are now empowered to walk in the freshness of new life. You are not striving to become who you are meant to be; you are already that person.

The Reign of Grace

Sin is a dethroned monarch, stripped of its power and authority. It has no dominion over you. Instead, you are governed by the reign of the grace of God. Embracing this truth enables you to walk in victory, freedom, and the fullness of your identity.

Conclusion: Walking in the Reality of Your True Identity

As we conclude our exploration of sin and grace, it's imperative to emphasize that you are not defined by your past, your mistakes, or your shortcomings. You are defined by the grace of God, which empowers you to live in the fullness of your true identity. Sin is a dethroned identity, a former state of being that no longer holds sway over your life.

You are held in the grip of grace, reigning as a king or queen in life, enjoying your regal freedom. Sin's power has been defeated, and you are now empowered to walk in the freshness of new life. This is the profound truth that should shape your self-perception and the way you engage with the world.

In the words of Romans 6:14, "Sin will not conquer you, for God already has you." You are not governed by the law but by the reign of the grace of God. Embrace this truth, and let it transform your life. You are a beloved child of God, a co-resurrected heir to His grace, and a ruler in the kingdom of righteousness.

As you embark on this journey of self-discovery, may you find the freedom and joy that come with realizing the profound truth about sin and grace. Your true identity is one of victory, power, and unending love.

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, the absence of all things harmful, the presence of all thing beneficial, nothing missing, nothing broken. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.


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ChristianityIdentity in ChristAbundant LifeSpiritual GrowthRenewalTransformationLiving AuthenticallyBiblical InsightsColossiansFaithHopeEncouragement
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Esther Weaver

Esther, a born and raised Dutch/Indonesian girl that loves inspiring and motivating people and lives life with a positive, fun, optimistic-“you can do it too” attitude. She has always seen potential and greatness in herself and sees it in everyone around her.

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You Are More Than You Think You Are

November 01, 20234 min read

In life, we often carry beliefs and self-perceptions that shape our actions and influence the way we live. These beliefs can be deeply ingrained, and they have the power to either empower or hinder us. Today, we are going to embark on a journey of self-discovery and understanding, delving into the profound concepts of sin and grace. We will uncover a truth that may change the way you see yourself and the world around you.

You Are More Than You Think

Before we dive into the heart of the matter, let me start by reassuring you: you are more than you think you are. You are more powerful, better, and more good than you might currently believe. This is a fundamental encouragement that we all need to embrace. Understanding your inherent worth and potential is the key to transforming your life.

How Does the Father See You?

It's crucial to understand how the Father sees you. When He looks at you, He doesn't see brokenness, flaws, or a lack of potential. Instead, He sees the magnificent creation that you are. Your self-perception is the lens through which you navigate your life. As Proverbs 23:7 aptly states, "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he." Therefore, it's essential to align your self-perception with the truth of how the Father sees you.

Rethinking Sin: A Noun, Not a Verb

The Meaning of Sin

When we hear the word "sin," most of us immediately think of wrongdoing or making mistakes. However, in the context of Scripture, especially in Romans, where we will focus our attention, sin is primarily referred to as a noun, not a verb. It's essential to grasp this fundamental concept: sin is about being, not just doing.

Sin as an Identity

The Greek word for sin, "hamartia," signifies being "without a share" or "without an inheritance." In essence, it means to be an orphan, someone who doesn't belong and lacks an origin. Sin, in this context, is an identity. It's not about actions or behaviors, but about the way you perceive yourself. This is a profound revelation: sin is an old identity that you may be carrying, an identity that doesn't belong to you.

The Good News: Grace

Understanding Grace

In our quest to understand sin, we must also explore its counterpart: grace. Grace is the unmerited favor and kindness of God. It is the antidote to sin, the healing balm that restores us to our true identity. As we uncover the truth about sin, it is equally important to embrace the profound reality of grace.

Co-Resurrected with Him

One of the most powerful revelations in Scripture is that when Christ died, you died with Him, and when He was resurrected, you were co-resurrected with Him. This means that you are now empowered to walk in the freshness of new life. You are not striving to become who you are meant to be; you are already that person.

The Reign of Grace

Sin is a dethroned monarch, stripped of its power and authority. It has no dominion over you. Instead, you are governed by the reign of the grace of God. Embracing this truth enables you to walk in victory, freedom, and the fullness of your identity.

Conclusion: Walking in the Reality of Your True Identity

As we conclude our exploration of sin and grace, it's imperative to emphasize that you are not defined by your past, your mistakes, or your shortcomings. You are defined by the grace of God, which empowers you to live in the fullness of your true identity. Sin is a dethroned identity, a former state of being that no longer holds sway over your life.

You are held in the grip of grace, reigning as a king or queen in life, enjoying your regal freedom. Sin's power has been defeated, and you are now empowered to walk in the freshness of new life. This is the profound truth that should shape your self-perception and the way you engage with the world.

In the words of Romans 6:14, "Sin will not conquer you, for God already has you." You are not governed by the law but by the reign of the grace of God. Embrace this truth, and let it transform your life. You are a beloved child of God, a co-resurrected heir to His grace, and a ruler in the kingdom of righteousness.

As you embark on this journey of self-discovery, may you find the freedom and joy that come with realizing the profound truth about sin and grace. Your true identity is one of victory, power, and unending love.

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, the absence of all things harmful, the presence of all thing beneficial, nothing missing, nothing broken. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.


Watch the full video on our YouTube channel:

ChristianityIdentity in ChristAbundant LifeSpiritual GrowthRenewalTransformationLiving AuthenticallyBiblical InsightsColossiansFaithHopeEncouragement
blog author image

Esther Weaver

Esther, a born and raised Dutch/Indonesian girl that loves inspiring and motivating people and lives life with a positive, fun, optimistic-“you can do it too” attitude. She has always seen potential and greatness in herself and sees it in everyone around her.

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