Do you know who you are? Knowing who you are in Christ is the key to a successful Christian life. The Bible says as a man thinks in his heart, so he is (Proverbs 23:7). May I be honest with you? Many people do not know who they are, let alone know who they are in Christ. Yeah, you may work for a great company. You may go to a great school. You may be a stay at home parent. These are things you do, but who are you?
I titled this entry, Knowing Who I am in Christ because I oftentimes remind myself who I am in God. This is especially true after being called names and derogatory slurs that will go unrepeated. However, instead of internalizing what others have said about me, I choose to speak over myself what God says about me.
Knowing Who I Am in Christ: Before You Start Confessing
The Bible tells us life and death are in the power of the tongue and those that love it shall eat the fruit thereof (Proverbs 18:21). Before you began confessing who you are in Christ, it is important to understand how powerful your words are.
The words you and I speak shape our identity, reality, and what we believe about ourselves. A person continuously told they are ugly will eventually believe they are ugly. They will struggle with low self esteem and carry an “I am ugly” mentality in their relationships. They are insecure in their ways. This is an example of how powerful our words are. Confess the right words over yourself and filter what you allow others to speak into your mind and spirit.
Confessing Who I Am in Christ
When you accept Jesus as Lord and Savior you take on a new identity. You no longer have to lug around names you were called or your identity before Christ. You are now everything God says you are. What Christ says about you trumps every negative word or name spoken against you. This is your inheritance as a child of God which makes knowing who you are in Christ important.
Below is a list of scripture statements. Begin discovering who you are in Christ. When someone speaks negatively of you, do not accept it. Cancel it out in the name of Jesus and confession what God says about you. If you are battling or struggling with something, use this list. If you are a new Christian and want to know who you are in Christ, use this list. Confess God’s word over yourself daily. God has given you power to speak and establish a thing. It is up to you to open your mouth and speak who you are in Christ.
List of who I am in Christ:
- I am a child of God (John 1:12).
- I am anointed by God (1 John 2:27).
- I am loved by God (1 John 4:10).
- I am free and free indeed (John 8:36).
- I am a friend of God (John 15:15).
- I am seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6).
- I am sealed with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 11:3).
- I am justified and redeemed (Romans 3:24).
- I am more than a conquerer (Romans 8:37).
- I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (Revelation 12:11).
- I am a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
- I am blameless and free from accusation (Colossians 1:22).
- I am a son of light and not a son of darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:5).
- I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me (1 John 5:18).
- I am the head and not the tail; above and not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13).
- I am the lender and not the borrower (Deuteronomy 28:12).
- I am redeemed the blood of Jesus and am forgiven for all my sins (Ephesians 1:7).
- I am firmly rooted, built up, established in my faith and overflowing with gratitude (Colossians 2:7).
- I am healed by the stripes of Jesus (Isaiah 53:5).
- I am strengthened with all might according to his glorious power (Colossians 1:11).
- I am submitted to God, and the devil flees from me because I resist him in the name of Jesus (James 4:7).
- I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people (1 Peter 2:9).
- I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear fruit (John 15:16).
- I am a son of God and one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26, 28).
- I have been made righteous (2 Corinthians 5:21).
- I have life (1 John 5:12).
- I have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).
- I have the peace of God that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
- I have victory through Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57).
- I have no lack for God supplies all of my needs according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19).
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).
- I was predestined to be adopted as God’s child (Ephesians 1:5).
Knowing Who I Am in Christ: Final Words
Knowing who I am in Christ gives me hope and reassurance. It reminds me of the authority I have when I align myself with the Word of God. It also helps me when I am faced with challenges at home, work, or elsewhere. Recently someone call me outside of my name. After the initial shock, I decided to bind what was spoken in the name of Jesus and decree who I am in Christ. I was only able to do this however, knowing who I am in Christ.
The scriptures above are multipurpose and can be used in any situation. With that being said, what scripture(s) do you speak over yourself? Share in the comments below. I’ll met you there. Be Blessed in Jesus name! 🙂