When we come to God, he gives us a whole new identity. He says that we become his children. We have access to all his resources. Yet, we so often continue to see ourselves as we once were.
In order to learn the ways of Jesus you first need to understand how God sees you. You first need to understand who you really are! When you said “yes” to God, you stepped into a brand-new identity. But just knowing that will change nothing until you begin to live according to whom you now are. When you begin to understand all that your new identity means, you can begin to live in the truth of who God says you are rather than in the ways you have come to view yourself through the ups and downs life has brought your way.
You are God’s treasured child! You do not draw your identity from what you have done or from what has been done to you. You do not get your identity from what other people have said to you or about you! Those things have influenced the past but today is a new day for you as God’s child!
You draw your identity from what God says about you! He is your Father. He created you to be all he knows you can be! And he is like no earthly Father!! Right here, right now, invite the Spirit to begin to change the way you see yourself. Put away the mentality of the past and step into who you are in Jesus.
Know this for a certainty:
- You are loved (John 3:16).
- You are called Christ’s friend (John 15:15).
- You are fully forgiven (Colossians 1:14).
- You are God’s adopted child (Ephesians 1:5).
- You are indwelt by Christ through the Spirit (Ephesians 3.16-21).
- You can be sure that because God has started a good work in your heart, he will complete it (Philippians 1:6).
- You have a future and a hope. He has plans for you (Jeremiah 29:11; Ephesians 2.10).
Get yourself a Bible and highlight these verses. Meditate on them. Absorb the truth of who you are in God’s sight. When thoughts of low self esteem and insecurity crowd your mind, learn how to take those thoughts captive and replace them with the truth of who you truly are now that you are in Christ.
Father God, Thank you that I am precious and significant in your sight! Help me today to believe it and to walk in my new identity! In Jesus’ name, amen.
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