We’ve looked at what the Bible has to say about our identity in Christ and how to leave our past behind us and walk in freedom. We’ve examined Bible verses that speak about our identity in Christ and learned how the book of Ephesians can help us build that identity in our hearts. We’ve even looked at failure and how we can redefine failure so it is a momentary event and not an overshadowing production that takes over our whole lives.
But once you’ve embraced your identity in Christ, can it be destroyed?
Is it possible to walk in your identity in Christ, only to regress to a life of insecurity, hurt and disappointment under a weight of failure and bitterness?
Yes, it is.
There is one thing that will destroy your identity in Christ. There is one thing the enemy will use as a strategy to cause you to walk away from a life of freedom and grace and back into bondage.
Paul said, “For freedom Christ freed us. Stand fast therefore and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage” (Gal. 5:1).
The one thing that will destroy your identity in Christ is unforgiveness.
The Bible has a lot to say about the importance of forgiveness in the life of the believer. In fact, in a few months, we will take an entire month to study what the Bible has to say.
But the reason unforgiveness will destroy our identity in Christ is because it shuts off the fountain of grace from flowing into our lives.