Have you ever been told something that made you feel less than? Maybe someone made you feel like you weren’t smart enough, or fast enough, or gifted enough, or fill-in-the-blank enough. Hurtful words like those can have a dramatic effect on how we see ourselves.
Who Am I?
We live in a frantic, fast-paced, dog-eat-dog world with upside-down values. Scripture tells us to be kind, humble, and seek the interest of others. The world, on the other hand, tells us to get ahead at all costs, accumulate as much as possible, and always look out for “number one” – and by “number one,” they don’t mean God. In a world with such twisted morals, it’s easy to lose sight of who we are called to be in Christ.
Who He Is
We serve a God who loves us and has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9). We have a Heavenly Father who desired to prove His love so much that He sent His only Son to die on a cross for our sins. The last thing He wants us to feel is less than. With Jesus’ death on our behalf, God shouted through eternity, “You are worth it!”
Who You Are
Scripture affirms over and over just how “worth it” God thinks we are. Here are some examples of who you are in Christ from just one book of the Bible. Listen to the following Truth from Colossians:
You have been rescued from satan’s domain (1:13)
You are redeemed and all of your sins are forgiven (1:14)
You have Christ living in you (1:27)
You are firmly rooted in Christ (2:7)
You are complete in Christ (2:10)
You have been made alive with Christ (2:13)
You have been raised up with Christ (3:1)
Pray Your Identity
Read through the list above again, this time as a prayer of thanks and declaration. “God, thank You that I have been rescued from satan’s domain! Thank You for redeeming me and forgiving all of my sins!” and so on. If at any point you doubt what you are praying, repeat the declaration again. Remember this is what God says about you – it is absolutely true!
We have a new and lasting identity in Christ. It is very different from the identity of our former self. Although we may struggle in this world, we are citizens of another world, the Kingdom of God. Be on the lookout for other Scriptures that declare who you are in Christ, and thank God for your new identity!