Seeing yourself in Christ can sometimes take a back seat to the cares and worries of this world unless we make a conscious effort to meditate on the fact that we are in Christ and Christ is in us.
Reminding ourselves on a continual basis that we are in Christ and that everything we are is because of Him can go far toward living the life of faith that we as Christians are commanded to live.
Riding on the Credit of my Parents
We all have days that we will remember all the days of our lives. One such day for me was the day I received my acceptance letter into college. I wanted so badly to make my parents proud of me, and presenting my college acceptance letter to them was something that I had dreamt of for years.
Begin seeing yourself in Christ. When the enemy whispers in your ear that you’re inadequate remind him that you’re in Christ and Christ is in you.
They were indeed proud. So proud in fact that the following week, they went with me to the car dealership to support me as I purchased my first car. Life was happening fast and it was difficult to concentrate and make the wisest decision when it came to buying a car so I appreciated their support.
Although I didn’t have tons of money to spend, I had anticipated needing transportation to and from school, so I had been putting a few dollars away here and there in preparation for this day.
Well, long story short, after numerous test drives we finally found a car that fit the bill. Something that wasn’t too flashy. Something that wasn’t too big. Something that wasn’t too small. Something that was practical for a commuting college student.
As we all sat down to discuss the financial aspect of the purchase, the salesman ran a credit check on me. I found out that day that you needed credit to get credit. Being 18 years old I had no clue about the financial world and how credit worthiness was determined.
Upon hearing the news about my credit (or lack thereof), all l I could see was my dream of becoming an independent California motorist flying out the window. Thankfully, the experienced car salesman solved my looming dilemma with one simple suggestion.
He inquired about my parent’s credit and suggested that they co-sign on the car loan for me. My parents had a AAA credit rating, so co-signing on the loan was no problem at all for them.
I walked, or should I say I drove out of the dealership that day with my very first set of wheels even though I had absolutely no credit history. The dealership saw me as a creditworthy buyer through the good credit of my parents. My parents stood in the gap and did for me what I could not do for myself. Without my parents, I could do nothing where the purchase of this car was concerned.
Perfection in Christ
Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus…..Colossians 1:28.
Outside of Christ, perfection doesn’t exist. Try as we might, man will never be perfect at anything. However in Christ, we are the righteousness of God. In Christ we are the redeemed of the Lord. In Christ we can do all things. In Christ we have protection, safety, deliverance, healing, prosperity, well being, peace, joy and the list goes on and on.
And best of all, we have these things regardless of what our senses may be telling us. We have these things regardless of what the world is attempting to tell us. We have these things simply because He said we do. This, my friend is what living the faith lifestyle is all about.
Seeing yourself in Christ
I’d like to encourage you to begin seeing yourself in Christ. When the enemy whispers in your ear that you’re inadequate, that you’re sick, that there’s something wrong with you, that you’re not good enough, that you’re a failure remind him that you’re in Christ and Christ is in you.
Remind him that it’s not through our own self efforts that we’re able to live the overcoming life of Christ. Remind him that the scriptures tell us in 2 Peter 1:3 that it’s His divine power that has given us everything we need that pertains unto life and Godliness.
When it comes to living the Christian life, we bring absolutely nothing to the table. In ourselves we are extremely inadequate, however seeing yourself in Christ will bring you to the realization that we really can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!