When you don’t know or have forgotten your true identity, your life will be filled with confusion, unfulfilled longings, insecurities, emotional dependency, and purposelessness.
No matter your age, race, or situation, living out your true identity is how you will experience freedom, peace, and lasting joy.
Do you know who you are?
You are . . .
Created to bear God’s reflection
Planned personally and formed purposefully by God
An expression of His artistic flair
Not a mistake, a failure, worthless, or unknown to God
Loved beyond your understanding
Created to relate to God personally
This is your true identity, but the tragic reality is that sin separates each of us from God, and that affects our ability to relate to Him. The good news is that because you are greatly loved by God, He has willingly stepped into the position to bear the cost and penalty of your sin at the cross, and gives you the opportunity for a close relationship with Him!
[box]“God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation of our sins” (1 John 4:9 –10).[/box]
Sin mars our true identity, but if we repent and confess our sin to God, asking for His forgiveness, He will cleanse us and remake our identity in Christ.
If you have done this, then read on to discover your New Identity in Christ ~
I am purchased and redeemed by his precious blood! (1 Peter 1:18–19)
I am forgiven. (Ephesians 1:7)
I am set free from condemnation and shame. (Romans 8:1)
I am born again to a living hope through Jesus’ resurrection. (1 Peter 1:3)
I have all that I need to live a godly life. (2 Peter 1:3–4)
I have a new mind. (Ephesians 4:21–24)
I am a new creation, the old me has been stripped away. (2 Cor. 5:17–18)
I am rooted and grounded in love. (Ephesians 3:17–19)
I am able to forgive others as I have been forgiven. (Colossians 3:12–14)
I am able to do all things He calls me to. (Philippians 4:13)
I am prepared for the good works that He has planned for me. (Ephesians 2:10)
I am created in God’s likeness in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:24)
I am filled with the power to overcome sin’s temptations and strongholds. (Eph.1:18–21)
I am able to live the victorious life He has provided for me. (1 Cor.15:57)
I am able to put on the armor of Light and make no provision for the flesh. (Romans 13:14)
I am able to stand firm against the spiritual forces of evil. (Ephesians 6:10–17)
I am able to boldly proclaim the mysteries of the gospel. (Ephesians 6:19)
I am the aroma of life to those who are perishing. (2 Cor.2:14–16)
I am able to smile at the future, knowing my King, who is my Bridegroom,
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