Do You Believe You are Who God Says You Are?

We all have defining moments in our lives.

The most important one is when we accept Jesus as Savior and Lord.

I became a Christian when I was a teenager, but it would be many, many years before I stopped living like a spiritual pauper and started living like a child of the King. I wonder if you can relate?

My problem was, I had no idea who I was, what I had, and where I was as a child of God. I had no idea the dramatic change that occurred in me the moment I accepted Him.

So even though I knew I was going to heaven when I died, I wasn’t sure how to experience the abundant life while I lived.

What changed? God stopped me one day and asked me when I was going to start believing the truth about my new identity.

I knew Bible verses about a Christian’s identity as a child of God, but I didn’t necessarily believe they were true for me.

 

I would have never said that out loud. But God knew. The lack of victory in my life reflected my unbelief.

It is not enough to know  God’s Word in your head. You must believe  it in your heart.

So let me go back to my original question. Who are you?

If you know Jesus as Savior and Lord, then the following list is your true identity.

Regardless of what others have said about you, regardless of what you think about yourself, the following verses are who God says you are…and that’s the truth.

I have written these verses in first person “I” rather than third person “you.” I want you to read them, repeat them, and let them wash over all your feelings of inferiority, insecurity, and inadequacy until they disappear down the drain of self-doubt for good.

 My True Identity in Christ

I am the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13

I am the light of the world. Matthews 5:14

I am valuable to God. Matthew 6:26

I am indwelled by Christ. His Spirit lives in me. John 14:20

I am a branch of the True Vine. John 15:15

I am Christ’s friend. John 15:15

I am chosen and appointed by Christ to go and bear fruit. John 15:16

I am justified by Christ’s blood. Romans 5:9

I am reconciled to God through Christ’s death and saved through Christ’s life. Romans 5:10

I am set free from sin and a slave of righteousness. Romans 6:18

I am free from condemnation. Romans 8:1

I am free in Christ. Romans 8:2

I am a child of God and a co-heir with Christ. Romans 8:17

I am more than a conqueror through Christ. Romans 8:37

I am accepted by Christ. Romans 15:7

I have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16

I am a temple of God. His Spirit lives in me. I Corinthians 3:16

I am washed, justified, and sanctified through Christ. 1 Corinthians 6:11

I am a temple of God. 1 Corinthians 6:19

I am part of Christ’s body. I Corinthians 12:27

I am the fragrance of Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:15

I am a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17

I am righteous in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:21

I am an ambassador for Christ and a minister of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:20

I am redeemed from the curse of the law.Galatians 3:13

I am a child of God and an heir of God. Galatians 4:7

I am a saint. Ephesians:1

I am blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3

I am adopted into God’s family. Ephesians 1:5

I am redeemed and forgiven through Christ’s blood.Ephesians 1:7

I am chosen by God.Ephesians 1:11

I am sealed by God with the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1:13

I am now alive with Christ. Ephesians 2:5

I am God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for me to do. Ephesians 2:10

I am a fellow citizen with God’s people and a member of God’s household. Ephesians 2:19

I am able to do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

I am a citizen of heaven. Philippians 3:20

I am rescued from the dominion of darkness and brought into the kingdom of light. Colossians 1:13

I am holy in God’s sight, without blemish and free of accusation. Colossians 1:22

I am complete in Christ.  Colossians 2:10 NASB

I am chosen by God, holy, and dearly loved. Colossians 3:12

I am hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3

I am of a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God to declare the praises of him who called me out of darkness into his wonderful light. I Peter  2:9,10

I am an alien and stranger in this world. I Peter 2:11

I am an enemy of the devil. I Peter 5:8

I am forgiven of my sins. 1 John 1:9

I am now a child of God. I John 3:1, 2

I am born of God and the evil one (the devil) cannot harm me. I John 5:18

I am the bride of Christ. Revelation 21:9

And that, my friend, is who you really are! Let’s rejoice in this together. Leave a message and tell me which one of these truths mean the most to you!

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Today’s message was taken from my book, Becoming Spiritually Beautiful: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You. This book is for every woman who experiences feelings of inferiority, insecurity, and inadequacy and longs to live with the God-confidence that comes from knowing her true identity as a child of God.

Let’s make 2014 a year of prayer. Check out my latest release, Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe: A Daily Guide to Scriptural Prayer. Watch a video, download a free chapter, or sign up for the 30-Day Prayer Dare.

 

35 Responses to Do You Believe You are Who God Says You Are?

  1. Jeannette Steward January 14, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    I love them all! I never thought about the fact that I am so much because of Christ and in Him who changed me, changed my life, and changed the way I think and what I try to do and to accomplish! What an honor it is to be called a child of the Almighty King, to bask in the glory that is God, to be accepted by Him, faults and all, to be given gifts by Him, to be used of Him! All of these truths make me want to shout GLORY AND HALLELUJAH! PRAISE THE LORD! Thank you Lord for all You have done in me and for what You are doing through me. Thank you, Sharon, for bringing these truths to my mind. Sometimes I need to look at myself through another perspective. When we can look at ourselves through these truths, who wouldn’t want to be all of these and more for our Father and Savior? 🙂 God bless!

    • Sandra January 16, 2014 at 11:47 pm #

      I really enjoy all the inspirational things that I get thru my e-mail they are all a blessing to me . I recently took early retirement and I did not know how much a blessing I was going to be to my Aunt who became ill and I was able to take care of her until her last days she did a lot for me and my sister and we were both glad we could give back. I have been wanting to start my own business and I have prayed about it. So please add me to your prayer line . You really may not realize this but you give a lot of hope to a lot of people, I forward your e-mails to my friends and they all enjoy what you send out. May God continue to Bless you and your Family

  2. Barb January 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Hi Sharon, I LOVE I am COMPLETE in Christ! I’m enough, I’m not too much! I am complete. Last week I shared these scriptures in a printable scripture card format.I’m sharing the link in case you or any of your readers might be interested in printing them and carrying them around.

    Have a GREAT day!
    Barb

  3. Michelle January 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    I am redeemed and forgiven through Christ’s blood. Ephesians 1:7

  4. Cindy Mahaffey January 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    How to choose from a list of truths like this one? I believe every single one of them and thank you for reminding me! It’s been a difficult journey this year; but one filled with faithful people reminding me of Who I belong to and the strength and power that comes from that. I think if I had to choose, I would choose “I am complete in Christ”. There is nothing that is lacking. I can lean on Him and trust Him for everything in my life on this earth and for my eternity! What more could anyone need!!

  5. Dee January 14, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    I am a child of God! I’m saving this message In my stored mail so I can pull it up and reread as many times as needed. For me gonna need it often!

  6. Beth Courtright January 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Sharon just like Jeanette I can’t pick just 1 either. I’ve got a whole lotta room in my heart for each and every 1 of these because they’re all me too. I thank you so much for your blog but most importantly thank you so much for the list. Both are truly a blessing just like you. I thank our God for hooking us up the way that He did. Have a blessed rest of the day in the Lord.

  7. Linda Weems January 14, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    I am choosen by God holy and dearly loved.Colossians 3:12

    • Lesley January 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

      My favorite ….no better way to remember your worth.

  8. Colleen January 14, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    I am of a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God to declare the praises of him who called me out of darkness into his wonderful light. I Peter 2:9,10

    Thank you for the reminder, Sharon. I pray for the women of God who have touched my life daily, including you, whether well-known or not. I am blessed to have two godly women in my life for prayer, support, and love through all God has brought me through since my husband died a little over 3 years ago. And bonus, He has brought a new incredible love and his son into my life – never thought I would have a child of my own – Nicholas has been without a mom for 4 years – died of cancer.

    Thank you for your authenticity and pursuit of God and that you share it with all of us. Praise Him and thank Him.

    In His Hands and Heart, Colleen

  9. rev. minnie January 14, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

    I am redeemed and forgiven through Christ’s blood and can’t no one tell me anything different. I’ve been washed clean in by his blood. Amen thank you Jesus.

  10. Renee January 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    I am chosen by God, holy, and dearly loved. Colossians 3:12

  11. Roxanne Fawley January 14, 2014 at 7:19 pm #

    Eph. 2:10 “I am God’s creation-created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that I could walk in them”.

  12. Angela January 14, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    Hey Sharon … I guess mine would be Phil 4:13. No matter what comes up in my life, I know that I am able to do all things through Christ who gives me strength. When my sons or my nieces are dealing with life’s situations, I repeat that verse to them. I am thankful that you are an obedient servant of our Lord by writing these wonderful devotions. Love, Angie

  13. Thecla January 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    I am of a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God to declare the praises of him who called me out of darkness into his wonderful light. I Peter 2:9,10
    Thank you for reminding me how much Gods loves me!

  14. Kelly January 14, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    Everyone of these are perfect and I love them all ! Though If I needed to choose just one, I would say – ” I am able to do all things through Christ who gives me strength” Phil. 4:13

  15. Mary January 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm #

    I am a temple of God and His spirit lives within me. PTL

  16. Lisa January 14, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    All, but “I am free from condemnation from Romans 8:1 stands out. Thank you and praise the LORD!

  17. Venus ML January 14, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

    I am able to do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13. A complete verse to get you moving in whatever difficult situation you are in.

  18. Cheryl January 14, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

    I am a saint. That is a hard one to say out loud.

  19. Bev Garside January 14, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

    Hi Sharon, I love all of these verses. However despite being a christian for a number of years I am becoming increasingly aware that I am a new creation. That really means that my past stuff is finished, it’s dead. I really am new. I believe that for me 2014 is about discovering how to live as a new creation. Very exciting. It is especially comforting, exciting and totally awesome to be reminded that I am valuable to God. This means that I have worth and dignity. Wow! Thank you so much for your devotions, God has used them to bless me mightily and to constantly remind me that we have a hope and a future.

  20. Candace January 14, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    I am the salt of the earth. Matthew 5:13
    I make a difference! 🙂

  21. Liza January 15, 2014 at 2:59 am #

    I am royalty!! I am of a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God to declare the praises of him who called me out of darkness into his wonderful light. I Peter 2:9,10

  22. Shirley January 15, 2014 at 5:18 am #

    Thanks so much Sharon for these verses. I am going to look at myself different now. I have been coming in contact with negative speaking people, so I will be saying my verses through out day. I love them all. Be blessed:)

  23. Alicia C. January 15, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    Sharon,

    I love them all! During tough times in life, I have to remind myself that I am a child of God and I can do all things through Him!

  24. Andrea Perry-Scardina January 15, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

    Hi, Sharon. 🙂 Romans 8:2, “I am free in Christ.” Amen. Amen. Amen. Have a blessed day.

    ~Andy~

  25. Mary January 15, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    I am holy in God’s sight, without blemish and free of accusation. Colossians 1:22

    Love them all!

  26. Trudy January 16, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    I am chosen and appointed by Christ to go and bear fruit. John 15:16.

    Sharon, Thank you for all of these encouraging scriptures!

  27. Patty January 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

    I love them all….They all are mine to keep…thank you Sharon….I love your book I just got…praying for your husband head to toe…..

  28. Leit January 23, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    I like them all. I just started receiving your emails and I love all of the articles that I have read so far thank you Sharon

    • Sandra January 27, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

      Each and every verse is a gem for us to treasure, and there is no hope without them. My favorite is: I am redeemed and forgiven through Christ’s blood.Ephesians 1:7

  29. Awurama January 30, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    I love them all. These are nuggets of peace, love joy and all the riches in Christ and I possess and internalize them to bear fruits to our God.

  30. Tiffany Crosby January 30, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    I shared this with one of my nieces that’s having a crisis of faith and it really spoke to her (as it did me). I’ve since taken the list and transformed it into an outline. I hope to use this outline to spark many discussions with women in my own sphere of influence.

  31. Mertice Hall July 4, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    I am holy and righteous.

    I have been sharing these with my daughter ages 6 and 8. They read one or 2 daily. Thanks Mertice

  32. Lora Wise September 9, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

    Im a little late in reading this, our what I really believe is God has a divine appointment for each one. I have been a Christian since 23. I just realize today what my life has been missing, I believe God showed me today that after all these years I never really knew who I was in Christ. And what is so awesome is that I asked the Lord to guide me to where I need to start knowing who I am. So that is why I am here tonight. I know that this is why I have been struggling with inner peace for many years. My question is why did it take so long for me to see this. Thank you Sharon for your obedience in Christ. I so enjoy reading your comments and blog.

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