For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. Romans 8:14
Identification is very important among most people. People want others to be able to identify who they are.
It is common for people to identify others by what they do for work. Along with identifying others by their work, they will also be identified by their character and family relations. Their character shows up in how they act, think, speak and react to others and to situations in their lives.
Every person has some type of identity as to who he is and every person is different from others.
Paul points out that those who want to be children are led by God’s Spirit. Only those led by the Spirit of God are actually children of God.
Many people like to consider themselves a child of God, because confess that they believe in God. While confession is good, it is not the end-all to salvation and being a child of God.
If one truly believes in God’s word and then claims to believe in God and be His child, he will also choose to be led by God. Being led by God is more than just a confession, but it is following up with thoughts, words and actions that are God centered and controlled by Him.
While many people claim to believe in God and be a child of God, very few are actually being led by God. They allow themselves to purposefully participate in sinful activities, ignoring God’s word to their lives. They allow their short-term feelings and emotions to guide them in all of their words and actions.
Instead of allowing personal feelings to guide a believer, one must allow God’s Holy Spirit to guide him. The Holy Spirit will always lead a person to be a true child of God, not one of this world.
Jesus knew you would have struggles as to how to live for Him. He sent His Holy Spirit to guide and lead you in becoming more like Him. Jesus is God’s Son and you can be His son also.
All it takes is allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you in how to be His son. Live a life that is led by the Holy Spirit and you will live a life that is different from most people. Your identity will change from one of this world, to that of God’s kingdom–His child.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will hear God’s Holy Spirit in your life; that you will allow the Holy Spirit to lead you; that you will be seen as a child of God; and that you will live as a child of God.