Isaiah 62:2 you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow.
Revelation 2:17 I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.
In Christ we have a new identity, for me this has been so obvious. Many people who are born in Christian family, don't see much change between their old and new identity. But for me who was born in an Indian family. This made a significant difference.
I did not have the Habit of going to Church or any religious place regularly.
I had never been part of any Choir or worship group.
I had never been to any fellowship or Bible studies. I was not used to sharing thoughts in a group.
I was not used to the feel of God's presence with me.
All these were new to me. But By God's grace, today when I go to any Church or any Bible study, people are usually surprisedwhen I say I am a convert. God has enabled me to be comfortable with praying, worship and sharing the scriptures. This is not something that is unique to me only, I know many people in whom God has worked in them like this.
But still there are many things of my old which God always wants me to stop doing,
Sometimes I forget, God is taking care of me. If there is something, which I know I cannot do it, I immediately plan to pack my bags and get ready to quit. I literally plan as though I am alone. I get ready with my mind all set to safeguard me from all the possible rebuke when I fail. I forget that God whom I trust is Mighty and He is a strong hold.
The second most terrible mistake I do is, I make lots of drama inside me. I keepthinking what will happen if this happens. Even before I get the results, I would have lived through (inside me) possible situations. I forget that "There is nothing Impossible with the Lord".
Lastly, I start worrying about my shortcomings. If there is something I cannot do, I start tocry over it. It really spoils my health. I forget Christ says "for my power is made perfect in weakness".
But still in spite of these God still makes me perfect.
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,
Genesis 1:6-7 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so.
In Genesis 1:26 God did not say I will create man in my Likeness. Instead, it says Let us create mankind in our likeness. Genesis 1:6-7 says "God said" and "God made". Sometimes in my life, God said "4yrs back" and I do it "today", but I do keep trying and keep working on it, till it is complete. It takes time for me to do. But God will make me better.