4 Ways to Stop Hiding Your True Self in Christ from People

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Matthew 10:32-33

One of the most dangerous temptations all Christians are hit with as we live in a world who rejects God is to hide our true beliefs and identities in Christ. As Matthew 10:32-33 (NIV) states, “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.”

Therefore, here are 4 ways to stop hiding your true self in Christ from people in your life.

What Does the Bible Say About Losing God’s Favor?

4 Ways You Might Be Forfeiting God’s Favor

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Jeremiah 2:11-13

What does the Bible say about losing God’s favor?

Everything good we get from God is all by grace. This means that God truly loves us and blesses us even though we don’t deserve this. However, the Bible is also clear that God gives extra favor to those who obey him (Psalm 5:12). This does not mean we earn blessings from God; it means that God will bless people with good things when they are prepared to handle those gifts in obedience.

So here are 4 ways you could be forfeiting God’s favor in your life.

3 Signs You Are Rooted in Christ

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Galatians 1:10

The Bible says that when your identity is rooted in Christ, the fruits you produce in your life will be the evidence. So one of the best ways to be able to tell if someone truly has their identity rooted in Christ is by looking for the fruits of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23.

There are many other ways to tell, however, that someone’s identity is truly rooted in Christ. Here are 3 ways you can tell if you are truly finding your identity in Christ. These points can also help you gauge whether or not someone else is rooted in Christ so you do not become unequally yoked (2 Corinthians 6:14).

4 Ways God Will Increase Your Faith

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Romans 10:17

The Bible is clear that the effectiveness of our prayers and the peace we will experience in life is directly related to the proportion of our faith in God. However, we must be careful we do not slip into the unbiblical thinking that puts the emphasis on the size of our faith rather than on the object of our faith.