Colossians 2:9, 10 – For in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily; (Verse 10) and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
The Bible says we are complete in Him, but does that make us a mature Christian? Not quite. We are forgiven, redeemed, made spiritually alive, and we stand in the righteousness of Christ, totally accepted, but are we perfectly mature yet? That won’t happen until the day of resurrection, when we receive new bodies to go with the resurrected spirits we already possess. However, don’t be discouraged.
We are a work in progress. We are all under construction. Some are further along than others. That’s why we should be patient with other Christians. Here’s what God says about that though: Philippians 1:6 – being confident of this very thing, that He who begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
So, even though we are under construction, God sees us already there – complete. That’s good news!
We need to remind ourselves who God says we are, not what the whisperer says. We are citizens of heaven. We are dead to sin and made alive through Jesus Christ, our new identity. We will make it, in every area!
So what’s the practical power of our new identity?
Our spirit becomes new when we are born-again, but we still think and do the same dumb things we used to do. The Bible says for us not to be conformed to the pattern of the world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2). This renewing of our minds is a life-long process. Where the mind goes, the body will follow. In other words; we get our thinking right by the Word of God, we will start to do right.
Once our thinking lines up in agreement with God’s Word, we will begin to see our true identity.