Self identity crisis isn’t something that is new to man, people have dealt with it for as long as we know.
let us take a look at these people we are all familiar with, i am talking about Adam and Eve. The book of Genesis Chapter 1 verse 26 -28 will help us understand them better.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
our focus will be the verse 27.
It says God created man in his own Image, meaning God used Himself as a blueprint to create man.
We are all a reflection of God, when you look at someone down the street, you see Gods handiwork. For one who has been created in Gods image and likeness, you would expect such a person to carry themselves with pride.
Pride in this context doesn’t mean to be rude or arrogant but having an awareness of
- Gods power and His fullness at work in you.
- your identity in Christ, knowing who you are and whose you are.
Unfortunately Man was ignorant of who He was, he Suffered from self identity crisis.
Before i go any further let me state that God had everything planned out before the beginning of Time so the fall of the first man and woman or their self identity crisis wasn’t something that Happened by Chance.
God wanted you and i to learn something from that event, a lesson that would enable us carry our selves differently in this world that we live in.
Am sure you are itching to know what that identity crisis was.
Genesis Chapter 3 verse 1-6 will lead us towards that direction
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.
He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You[a] shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”
Verse 2 and 3
And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’”
Verse 4 and 5
But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise,[b] she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.
They wanted to desperately be like God, but they forgot they were created in God’s image and likeness.
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