Thursday, January 29, 2009

Identify With Your True Self


The reason why our resolve to withstand temptations and the allures of the flesh always fails is because we identify with the wrong self. We always identify with our physical, emotional or mental bodies that is why we succumb to the overpowering onslaught of temptations. We say we are angry or we are sad when in fact it is our emotional body who is angry or sad. Or we say we feel weak or sick when in fact it is our physical body who feels this way. Or we are easily offended when others criticize us when it is our mental body and our pride that are offended. We are prisoners of our own cravings, desires and covetousness for things that seem good to the senses and the mind. We always desire things and we consummate these desires in our imaginations. Sometimes these imaginations become virtual obsessions which may lead to uncontrollable immoral or even criminal acts.

What the Bible means when it says that man was created in the image and likeness of God was that man as spirit is similar to God. Remember God is Spirit and if man was likened to God, the likeness is with man as spirit and not man as physical, emotional or mental bodies. The physical bodies that we so pamper now will someday rot and decay after we die. Not so with our spirit. It will soar to greater heights, to the dimension it is intended to dwell on after our physical death.

When the Lord returns and all creatures living and dead are called forth to account for what they did while still alive, the bodies that will resurrect will be glorified bodies who will no longer be limited by time and space. Those who have accepted Christ as Lord and savior and have walked faithfully in the will of God will be rewarded with eternal life in the presence of the Lord. Those who rejected Christ (or who have not accepted Him) and who lived sinful and unrepentant lives will be condemned to eternal death together with Satan and his cohorts. It is for us to choose whom we will serve- Jesus Christ or the lord of the world-Satan.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, True Self, Spirit, Physical Body, Emotional Body, Mental Body, Temptations, Allures of the Flesh, Resurrection, Glorified Body, Lord and Savior, Sinful Unrepentant Lives, Lord of the World

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Inspirational/Motivational


10 comments:

tin-tin said...

yup

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tintin,
Thanks for your visit. God bless.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Very true.External pressure and the drive to be one step ahead of everything and everyone ends up taking people away from who they really are.

Thanks for the wise post Mel.

How are you doing my dear friend?God Bless You and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sameera,
I am fine Sameera. We must know who we really are so we can focus on our real identity. Thanks for your visit and wonderful comments my dear friend. God bless you always. Here's praying for more happiness and blessings for you and your loved one.

bingkee said...

Feelings and emotions are not always in tune with spirit. That is why we need the Holy Spirit to help us disregard feelings and emotions and obey what the Spirit wants us to do.

GAGAY said...

kuya mel..salamat talaga sa mga posts mo..whew! learned a lot from you...


i miss you na din..

gagay

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bingkee,
That's right. The Holy Spirit will help us focus on Jesus Christ- the author and perfecter of our faith. Thanks for your visit and inspired comments my friend. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Gagay,
I miss you too my frend pero dumaan na ako sa blog mo. Thanks if you pick up something from my post. Thanks for your wonderful comments my young frend. God bless you always.

Tey said...

he can take everything away when he wanted to Mel. I agree!!.. It is just the outside that we usually look upon the person. Thank for this eye opening post..
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
Yes, God looks at the heart unlike man who looks at the outside appearance. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

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