Below is an interesting quote from the Hebrew For Christians website:
The essence of sin is found in unbelief. Sin is not so much disobedience to an external code of behavior as much as it is abandoning your trust, your identity, and your hope as a beloved child of God. As you believe so you will behave, and as you behave so you believe… Therefore one of the greatest of sins is to forget the truth of who you really are – a prince or princess of God! The great temptation of sin is rooted in the lie that we are unworthy people, that God does not really loves us (just the way we are), that He is disappointed in us, and so on. With God’s help, let us be bold to take our place at the banqueting table, friends.
There’s a couple of things I’d like to clarify to those reading this quote: First of all God loves us just as we are, but He does require us to live according to His Word. God’s Word is our measuring stick and we must believe it with the evidence of that belief displayed in our daily lives.
Don’t be consumed with desire to live according to who you think you are in the flesh, desire to be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ!
A quote from AW Tozier says this: “What is of man uses manipulation to conform. What is of God uses implantation to transform.” AW Tozer
Transformation comes as a result of renewing our mind with the Word of God (Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2).
Believe on Jesus Christ, the son of the True and Living God…He died for the very sin that we struggle so much with….UNBELIEF!