Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4
In life, the understanding of who you are in God, outweighs the knowledge of anything outside God. Nothing can override the knowledge of your identity. Your identity sets you to be distinctive and unique. Knowing your uniqueness determines your confidence in the way you deal with issues in life.
Unfortunately, many of God’s children have not developed an understanding of their spiritual identity in God. Most of them relate to themselves according to the physical identity of their natural birth and the identity society has labelled them. For this reason, many live under obscurity.
You see, when we become born again, we take on a new identity. Scripture says therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new, 2 Cor. 5:17. All the things of the fleshy identity count no more. They are of no value to you anymore as expired groceries would be to a housewife. For this reason, we no longer have confidence in the flesh, (Phil. 3:3). We have taken on a new identity of the spirit with no record from the past.
In the opening scripture, we are made aware of our new identity. We are of God; implying, you are born of God. You are hailed from God. You came forth from God. You are of a species that has conquered its adversary. God has anointed you and secured you from all infectious fears and false teachings in the world, which corrupts your mindset, by giving you the greater one, the Holy Spirit. This is your composition that describes your new identity. Knowing your composition in God develops confidence in you because the greater one is in you.
For this reason, Paul is able to say, I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me, Phil 4:13. His confidence was in that which Christ made him.
Similarly, you ought to have confidence in yourself. You can do anything that you put your will to. God has made you into an invincible species in which the God and man attributes are working together in you. Do not let yourself down by walking in fear and failure. You are a design of success. You may have failed before, but you learnt how not to fail again.
So, get yourself together and rise to the heights God expects you to be. The greater one who made the earth and all in it is in you to help you overcome your adversaries along the way.
I believe the greater one is in me. God has designed me for success. Failure is not my portion. Everything I do and everything around me works out for my good. I am of an overcoming species I cannot fail, in Jesus' name, amen.
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