There is more power in the truth of who God has made you, now that you are in Christ, than in identifying as the former slave to sin that you used to be.
While we are being transformed and learning to walk according to the Spirit to become the sons and daughters of the Father so as to fulfill our destinies in His kingdom, we must not identify with who we were prior to our rebirth.
We are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. We who continue in the faith, who are yielded to Him, who are obedient to Him – and are earnestly seeking Him – are not “sinners” … we have been transformed into His righteousness through the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ! We are the Bride of Christ! And this is everything!
Understanding our identity as a believer and the Father's disposition towards us is of utmost importance if we are to fulfill our calling and destiny as believers.