Identity theft happens when there’s a breach of personal information by people who steal data from their victims for their personal gain. It’s becoming a trend in this digital age; that’s why you need to be careful when disclosing your private information to anyone.
While there are safety precautions you can do to prevent identity theft, it’s different when it comes to your spiritual being. Spiritual identity theft occurs when a person is being blinded and tempted by the evil to turn his back on God. It’s a cause for concern, especially to people who value their personal relationship with the Lord.
The very first spiritual identity theft happened when the serpent tempted Eve to pick a fruit from the Tree of Knowledge and talked Adam into eating it with her. Just like identity thieves in the 21st century, the serpent’s motivation was jealousy, envy, and discontent. All his strategies were based on lies and deception, which the first children of God fell for.
So, how do you know if your spiritual identity has been breached? Here are a few signs to look out for:
You’re distracted by the busyness of the world.
The enemy wants you to keep away from the Word of God. It does simple things like distracting you when you’re in the middle of an intimate conversation with the Lord or keeping you preoccupied every single day so that you’ll forget to give thanks and praises to Him.
You question God’s goodness and love.
Since the demon’s tactic is to instill discontentment in your life, you’ll probably start to question God’s plans for you, especially if things aren’t going according to your plans. You’ll be blinded in a way that you can’t see His purpose in every life challenge that He gives you because your spiritual identity is being tampered by the devil.
You find yourself obsessing over your earthly possessions and needs.
One of the main goals of the enemy is to veer you away from the shade of the Lord. If the devil succeeds at it, you’ll find yourself obsessing over your earthly needs and forgetting what really matters.
Does any of these signs ring a bell to you? Don’t worry. It’s not too late to recover your spiritual identity from the evil hands. You can still save and protect yourself from the harm it’s causing to your faith.
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
Once you’ve evaluated yourself and returned to the grace of the Lord, make sure that you protect yourself from evil intruders that might try to steal your spirituality again.
Here are some ways that you can do to keep your faith guarded at all times:
Always read the Word of God.
The Word of God is a guide that shows you the path He wants you to take. Take time to read and study the bible and try to understand the underlying meaning of every verse. This can help you nurture your faith and respond only to His calling.
Maintaining a strong personal relationship with God is definitely a way to keep your heart safe from the evils of the world. This will build your faith in the Him and will make you aware and complacent in His presence.
Accept your spiritual identity.
God created mankind in His own image, so you can be as good as He is as long as you choose to. Accept the identity that the Lord gave you to understand your true purpose in life. Once you do that, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you belong only to the Supreme Being.
To sum everything up, your spiritual identity is just as important as your physical identity. Save your soul from being stolen by the devil by trusting the Lord and never doubting His plans for you. Following His Words will eventually lead you to every human’s ultimate goal—living an eternal life with God.
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” (Proverbs 19:21)