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!
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.
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