Growing up all I ever heard was be born again. Nobody ever explained to me the next part of that. Then when I got born again, I didn’t understand what happened. See I was born again when I was nine years old, and I didn’t understand much about Christianity. As I grew up, my understanding of Christianity broadened. As this was happening, a big question began growing in me. Now what? I was unsatisfied because I sensed there was something more to this Christian life. This question led me on journey that I am on today, and I glad I had the Holy Spirit who became my tour guide and led me down this road.
Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
This journey that I am on can be described by this above verse. This verse answers the two fundamental questions that are paramount in the development of every Christian. It tells you who you are and how to live this life. Our identity plays a big part in how we live this life. If you have a negative outlook about who you are, that will determine the choices you make and vice versa. This verse tells us that we are in Christ, that means Christ is our identity. Because Christ is our identity, our life must reflect who we are.
When someone has low self-esteem, they make decisions because they believe that is who they are. That is what this verse is telling us, we live this life believing that we are in Christ. That truth will change the way we look at things and how we carry ourselves. This is what Paul was telling the Corinthians in 2 Corinthians 12:1-2. He was telling them to renew their minds to who they are in Christ. That is what we do, after we get born again.