Topic: John 8:31-32
You may know when sin has a stranglehold on your life, but it is more difficult to discern subtle traps of inferiority, inadequacy, and insecurity that the enemy may use to enslave you.
Jesus said the truth will make you free. What is the truth? It can be found in His Word.
The truth is related to your position, person, and possessions in Christ. You will be made free when you stop living by perceptions and feelings and start living by fact. For believers, these are the facts:
Position: As a child of God, you have been forgiven your sins because of your acceptance of Christ. God has applied the righteousness of Christ to your account and sent His Spirit to live inside of you. Why should anyone feel inferior when God loved them enough to do all of that?
Person: You have been redeemed and justified because of Christ's work. You are a child of God, the son or daughter of the King of the Universe, a saint on the way to glory. You are worthy, no matter what anyone else says or thinks! God says so!
Possessions: Paul summed it up in Philippians 4:13 when he said, "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." You should have a great sense of confidence to know that you have the Spirit of the Living God inside of you, equipping you for whatever God requires of you.