Awake to Who You Are
Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God
(I Cor. 15:34 KJV).
Awake to righteousness and sin not! A simple phrase but one packed with hope and revelation. A new mindset is a pathway to freedom for everyone who struggles with sin. Is it possible to eliminate sin from your life? Can it be true that you can live a life that is both clean and free from condemnation?
A sinless existence may never become a reality for you, but to sin less is undoubtedly possible. If your identity is a wretched sinner saved by grace, you are unlikely to experience life free from the chains of sin. But if you align yourself with the gospel's truth and focus on who you are in Christ, your life will change for the better.
When the old ceases to live, the real you can shoot up! In Christ, we die as He did on the cross. The good news is that we also rise as He did to new life. Most people live their lives on earth in a dream. They are unconscious of who God created them to be and never find their purpose for being. They live on the un-resurrected side of life, like a caterpillar who never develops, failing to sprout wings to fly.
Wake up you sleepy, saint! Arise to who you are. How many alarms must you have to get you up to go? God's hand is now shaking us all to roll up our sleeping bags and get going! You are not just a poor sinner saved by grace, but you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. And many around you are dying to know what you know!