You can’t afford to have any thoughts about yourself that God doesn’t have about you. When you entertain things that are not true and central in God’s perspective about you, you are allowing something that will battle against you. But as a Christian it’s not only essential to realize who you are in Christ, but also what you now have through Christ.
Many leave the riches of Heaven sitting in the bank, thinking that they only get them when they die and go there. The belief that Heaven is entirely a future reality has reduced far too many of God’s declarations in Scripture about the believer’s identity and calling to “positional” truths that are acknowledged but never experienced. It is time for that to change!
If it’s true that the value of something is measured by what someone will pay for it, then you need to rethink your worth. Understanding your inheritance begins with discovering the deeper purpose for your salvation. Beyond knowing that you were a sinner saved by grace, there is a deeper discovery that God’s highest purpose for the Cross was not merely to forgive you of sin, but to invite you into an intimate family relationship with Him as your Heavenly Father.
This legal standing of relationship to God as His sons and daughters is precisely what gives you an inheritance. Romans 8:14-17 explains this way…
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:14–17, NKJV)
Battle for potential
The fact that you are an heir of God is mind-boggling. But you must not be content to read these verses and be awed by them. They prophesy your potential, a potential that you must pursue throughout your entire life.
When you discover who God has made you to be, and wants you to have, you will never want to be anyone else. It will be a battle, but if you avoid the battle you were born for, you’ll face a battle you’re not equipped for. However, if you engage in the battle that’s already been won for you, you’ll emerge victorious and abundantly equipped with heaven’s resources.