In Sly Montgomery's book, Journey of the Pink Dolphins, the character Necca speaks these words, "When people forget who they are, they forget how to act." Paul asks, "Do you not know that you are the God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you." (1 Cor. 3:16) When God dwells in us, we know who we are, whose we are, and how we are to live. We are supposed to live like Jesus. The best way I know of to live like Jesus is to anchor our spiritual house (temple) to Christ who is the foundation of all that is good and holy. When we forget who our anchor is, bad things ensue.
Steve Farrar, founder and chairman of Men's Leadership Ministries, tells of a man named Adam Clark who was a salesclerk in a store that sold fine silk to people of means in upper class London. One day Adam's employer showed Adam how he could help increase the bottom line for the business. He showed Adam how he could subtly stretch the silk as it was being measured, thereby giving the customer less for his or her money. Adam looked his employer in the eye after the demonstration and said, "Sir, your silk may stretch but my conscience won't."
Adam Clark knew who he was and recognized that he could not divorce himself from that which was good and right. When our identity is in Christ, it is mirrored in our words, behavior, and action. Think about it.