Identity Breaks Curses
I recently heard a statement from a minister. "Identity breaks curses". After giving this some serious thought I believe this is a very true statement. Most of what we deal with in life is related to who we think we are. If we do not know who we are or worse, we relate to our identity out of brokenness we can easily end up in wrong places inside and out.
When we truly relate to our identity in Christ the healing occurs. Brokenness that no man has answers for becomes places where miracles of healing take place.
2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
It is also important to realize that God wants to use us in helping others find healing. When we are with others who are broken and our brokenness is untouched we can fall into the trap of woundedness being our foundation rather than the healing Jesus we serve.
I'm not speaking of a new mindset but an inward reality. When we really know Him He reveals to us Who He is and through this we are changed from glory to glory (2 Cor. 3:18). I am then changed! What I was and who I thought I was is now settled because I know Him.
Paul said, "That I may know Him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings." (Philippians 3: 10). Knowing Him in the way Paul is speaking causes things in my life to die that should and resurrects my true identity in Him. You see, God's love comes to me where I am but will not leave me where (and how) I am. This is a very good reason we should never take on the deceptive mindset that I will never get over something that has happened to me in the past. If He truly came to heal the broken hearted (Isaiah 61:1) then I should embrace his healing with all my heart and turn loose of any broken places in my life. Especially any that dictates who I think I am. As the Apostle Paul said,
2 Timothy 1:12
12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.