I Am Not My Own.
In today’s world of self-centered, It’s all about me attitudes, this statement, “I am not my own”, seems very foreign. What is its premise? Simply I admit I have not created myself. A realization of a superior Creator.
As a Christian, I have come to believe that Jesus has died for me and in doing so He has redeemed me. In others words He has paid the price and bought me back from my fallen state in which I inherited from Adam and Eve. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God they yielded to Satan and Romans 6:16 tells us that to whom you yield to, his servant you have become. In essence they become Satan’s subjects and are no longer under God’s dominion. They made a choice and now we must make a choice whom to serve. Serving is not enough. We serve our employers or our customers every day. This does not mean we willing submit to them so they rule over our entire lives or that they own us and every aspect of our lives. So to realize that Jesus has bought us, placed us back under His dominion, and our very body, soul, and spirit belong to Him instead of Satan is a victorious awareness to come into.
1Co 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
When we reach this threshold in our spiritual walk we have come to a great point of spiritual honor. Are you going to stand there or accept the invitation and “That he [I] no longer should live the rest of his [my] time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God” (1 Peter 4:2 KJV). Read it without the he and his personalize it, mean it and live it and God will bless you.