Our lives—everything we do, what we don’t do, how we behave, what we choose, what we neglect—it all conglomerates to portrait a clear reflection of who we are as a person. Or, in some cases, our actions may translate into who we are trying to be or who we are playing to be. In the end, how we handle ourserlves is a result of what we think of ourselves and a lot of times it’s about how we see ourselves in relation to others.
Wether we live mostly in fear, or in unmeasureable freedom. If we look at others at at eye level, with our chin down or noses up. It all starts with how we see ourselves.
Ultimately, having the right concept of ourselves plays a big role on our behavior.
Paul warned the Romans:
“Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.”
Romans 12:3 NLT
Our christian behavior is also influenced by how we think JESUS SEES US and how we process our religious experience. For example, if we think that Jesus is aware of our wrongdoings but that He understands us and will patiently deal with us in his infinite grace—we will never change.
In the other hand, if we think Jesus is aware of our wrongdoings and we don’t want to let Him down— we will quickly repent and change.
The Bible counsels us many times on taking care of this and on being careful with what we think of ourselves.
“Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the lord and turn away from evil.” Proverbs 3:7
When we have the right concept of ourselves we can live up to the standards of the gospel. Our relationship with Christ takes true meaning around HIM and not around ourselves and the purpose of our religious life revolves around becoming more like Christ in everything that we do.
We need to have the right idea of who we are in the eyes of Jesus, so that It may influence our behavior, our actions, our relationships and our ministry the way it is supposed to.
In the eyes of Jesus, I am simply who I am, not who I think I am.
In his eyes, I am the same as my brothers and sisters in the faith and I am much in need of Him.
In his eyes, I am worth every single drop of blood.