Who you believe you are affects everything in your life.
It affects how you see yourself, how you see others, the thoughts you think, the words you say, the decisions you make, and the actions you take.
It affects who you marry, how you eat, how you work, how you parent, and how you interact with the checker at the grocery store.
So, who do you believe you are today?
Throughout the course of the Bible, God paints a pretty beautiful picture of who He created you to be.
- God says you are a masterpiece. (Ephesians 2:10)
- You were fearfully and wonderfully made on purpose and for a purpose. (Psalm 139:14)
- He says He delights in you. (Zephaniah 3:17)
- You are worthy. Valuable. Bought at a price. (1 Corinthians 6:20)
- You are a light in a dark world. (Matthew 5:14)
As you read through those things, do you believe they are true about you?
Or do you believe you are the exception to the rule? (I unconsciously believed this for a very long time.)
It’s so much easier to believe things like – You’re fat. You’ll never be able to do that. You’re too much to handle. You’re destined to fail – than to believe you are beloved just for being you.
Why is that?
Because the enemy is very sneaky. He takes snippets of the truth and twists them to make you feel shameful, condemned, and broken beyond repair.
My friend, those feelings are valid but they aren’t true.
If the enemy can convince you to live small – to stifle your gifts, to stay quiet when you have great things to say, to live safely inside of your comfort zone without stretching and growing – then he is going to prevent a lot of God’s goodness from being spread to the world through you.
Today, I want you to write down a list of 5 things God says about who you are with the Bible verse to back it up (for example – “God says I am worthy. – 1 Corinthians 6:20”).
You’re welcome to use the examples I wrote above or any others from Bible verses you know. I also included a list of over 35 different “I am” statements about your identity in Christ included in the Printable Prayer Journal Bundle.
Believing your identity in Christ is true is so important that I include it in my daily prayer time with God (which is why that section is built into my daily prayer sheets and why I included the “I am” statements in the bundle).
Remind yourself who you really are and remind yourself often.
Tomorrow, we’ll talk about another way to strengthen your identity in Christ when the world tries to define you differently.