Having a new identity and realizing it, though, are not the same. You must still learn to see yourself as God sees you through Christ Jesus.
Only through Christ can we be reborn into an eternal family and find our true identity. Many times even we, as Christians, forget who we are as well as whose we are.
Have you ever been surprised when your long- standing impressions of a friend were suddenly blown away by an unexpected response? In that moment you saw there was much more to this person than you knew before.