Be Mindful Of Your New Nature
“Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him” (Colossians 3:9-10).
God has brought you out of darkness into His Kingdom of light: the Kingdom of His dear Son (Colossians 1:13). Therefore, it’s important you recognize that you’ve been completely delivered from the worldly lifestyle.
Galatians 3:27 says, “For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” You’re not the same man you were before you were born again. Your old nature has been supplanted with God’s nature of righteousness. The Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and-look!-all things have become new!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 ISV)
People may still call or address you by the same name with which they knew you prior to your rebirth, it makes no difference; now you’re a new man in Christ. God wants you to recognize your new identity – see the picture of the new you and live that way.