When you become a believer in Christ, you become a new creation. Do you feel like a new creation? You’re supposed to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. (Phi 2:12) That means you should fully grasp all that Jesus did for you and take on who He says you are. If you are covered by His blood, you are a new creation whether you believe it or not.
To not realize your identity in Christ is to be misled by the enemy into believing that nothing has really changed. The perception that salvation means that you are who you are, except that you’ll go to heaven when you die, is wrong. You are not who you were. You are new, reborn. Now you are an heir of Christ, seated in heavenly places with Him. Before, you were not.
Why is it important to understand your new identity? Because until you do, you won’t live with the authority you’re supposed to. You need to speak peace to the storms, healing to the sick, and blessing to those around you. How can you do that until you stand firmly in your new skin?
God is waiting for you to take your place in the kingdom. Begin by confirming to yourself that you are born again. Read your owner’s manual and see what you should be doing.
Another post on being changed: Salvation = Transformation