Identity Issues

When we are not living with the beautiful truth that we are made in the image of God nor under His authority we will have major identity issues.  

Even those of us who get it half right will struggle.

All authority and no image gets a poor and legalistic view of man and view of God that is graceless. Thus our identity is found wanting in relationships and the social part of life. We seek it out...often inappropriately. 

All image and no authority and we live with a convoluted view of ourselves. We become the authority. We become God-like in our decisions. We don't accept or live within normal authority and will even experiment with extreme spiritual stuff because there is no consequence.

You and I are complete In Christ when we follow Him! Only this completes us: 

 “For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:9-10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

http://bible.com/116/col.2.9-10.nlt