One of the most important things to grip in our daily lives is who we really are. Something I have clung to in the past and when times get crazy is “remember who are you are to Whom you belong to.” I am alive in Christ, a daughter of the most high God. I belong to Jesus. After remembering those two truths about me, everything else seems to snap back into perspective.
Remember who you are and to Whom you belong to.
The following was listed on a bookmark I was given years ago and it has stayed with me and has been a great tool to share with others to lift up and encourage them. Without taking any credit for this compilation, I would like to give credit where credit is due. I also want to share this wisdom with you! Credits to
Dr. Timothy Warner, Resolving Spiritual Conflicts and Cross-Cultural Ministry
Freedom in Christ Ministries (1993)
I am accepted . . .
John 1:12 – I am God’s Child.
But to all who did receive Him [Christ], He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God. (verses 12-13)
John 15:15 – I am Christ’s friend.
I [Christ] do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father.
Romans 5:1 – I have been justified.
Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith [justified], we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 6:17 – I am united with the Lord (one spirit).
But anyone joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – I am bought with a price; I belong to God.
Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 12:27 – I am a member of Christ’s body.
Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it.
Ephesians 1:1 – I am a saint.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will: To the faithful saints in Christ Jesus at Ephesus. [and now to all the church]
Ephesians 1:5 – I have been adopted as God’s child.
He [Christ] predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved. [verses 5-6]
Ephesians 2:18 – I have access to God through the Holy Spirit.
For through Him [Christ] we both have access by one [Holy] Spirit to the Father [God].
Colossians 1:14 – I have been redeemed and forgiven.
We have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in Him [Christ Jesus].
Colossians 2:10 – I am complete in Christ.
For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ, and you have been filled by Him, who is the head over every ruler and authority. [verses 9-10]
So how does it feel? If we were to truly believe these things, every day embracing who we are and to Whom we belong to, I can bet that our outlook on life would be a lot different. Truly if you are saved by grace through faith, you are all of these things. You are God’s child. You are a friend of Jesus Christ. You have been redeemed; you have been justified. You are united with the Lord in one spirit. You were bought with a price, and you rightfully belong to God. You are a member of Christ’s body. You are a saint. You have been adopted into God’s family. You have access to God through the Holy Spirit. You have been redeemed and forgiven. You are complete in Christ. Amen!
I am secure . . .
Romans 8:1-2 – I am free forever from condemnation.
Therefore, no condemnation now exists for those in Christ Jesus, because the Spirit’s law of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
Romans 8:28 – I am assured all works together for good.
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:31-34 – I am free from any charge against me.
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He did not even spare His own Son but offered Him up for us all; how will He not also with Him grant us everything? Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the One who justifies. Who is the One who condemns? Christ Jesus is the One who died, but even more, has been raised; He also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us.
Romans 8:35-39 – I cannot be separated from the love of God.
Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or anguish or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: Because of You we are being put to death all day long; we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that not even death o life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come, hostile powers, height or depth, or any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 – I am established, anointed, sealed by God.
Now it is God who strengthens us, with you, in Christ and has anointed us. He has also sealed us and given us the Spirit as a down payment in our hearts.
Colossians 3:3 – I am hidden with Christ in God.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God.
Philippians 1:6 – I am confident that the good work God has begun in me will be perfected.
I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:20 – I am a citizen of heaven.
For I have often told you, and now say again with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction; their god is their stomach; their glory is in their shame. They are focused on earthly things, but our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. [verses 18-20]
2 Timothy 1:7 – I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.
For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.
Hebrews 4:16 – I can find grace and mercy in time of need.
Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time.
1 John 5:18 – I am born of God: the evil one cannot touch me.
We know that everyone who has been born of God does not sin, but the One who is born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him.
I can think of few women in this world who are truly secure in all circumstances and situations. A great read I recommend to you is “So Long, Insecurity,” by Beth Moore. More than anything else, this book stresses that all women experience feelings of insecurity at one time or another. Isn’t this insecurity part of the curse from the very beginning of the Fall of man (and women)? The serpent in the garden of Eden whispered deceit to sweet Eve, “Did God really say. . . ” And that is the lie even still today! “Did God really say you are worth?” “Do you really think you are secure?” Hence what I think is the core of most of our insecurity as women. We look to other women with jealousy and covetousness, always thinking they are more beautiful, more put together, more successful, more confident, more relaxed, more blessed, you name it. . . We are insecure!
But truly in Christ we can find security. IN CHRIST we are secure!
We are free forever from condemnation and from any charge against us: our own, and the condemnation of God. We have all things working together for our good, if we love God. We cannot be separated from the love of God; we are established, anointed, and sealed by God, hidden with Christ in God. (I love that! I like to think of myself all bundled up in my bed under the covers when it’s freezing outside in my bedroom. I am hidden in my bed 🙂 But really – I am hidden with Christ!) The next is difficult to embrace sometimes, but we should be confident that the good work God has begun in us will be perfected . . . if God was finished with us, He would have taken us home to Him by now because we belong in heaven with Him. We have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind, and grace and mercy is forever abounding for us in our time sof need. Lastly, we are born of God, so just like Eve – who could not be touched by the evil one but was only spoken to by him – we cannot be touched. Our security is in Christ, so we don’t have to listen to his lies. They are the same old tricks. . . .”Did God really say that he loves you and that you are secure in Him?” YES!
I am significant . . .
Matthew 5:13-14 – I am the salt and light of the earth.
You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt should lose its taste, how can it be made salty? It’s no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled on by men.
John 15:1, 5 – I am a branch of the true vine; a channel of His life.
I am the true vine, and My Father is the vineyard keeper. . . I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me.
John 15:16 – I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.
You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.
Acts 1:8 – I am a personal witness of Christ’s.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
1 Corinthians 3:16 – I am God’s temple.
Don’t you yourselves know that you are God’s sanctuary and that the Spirit of God lives in you?
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 – I am a minister of reconciliation for God.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.” He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
2 Corinthians 6:1 – I am God’s co-worker (1 Corinthians 3:9).
Working together with Him, we also appeal to you, “Don’t receive God’s grace in vain.”
Ephesians 2:6 – I am sealed with Christ in the heavenly realm.
Together with Christ Jesus He also raised us up and seated us in the heavens, so that in the coming ages He might display the immeasurable riches of His grace through His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. [verses 6-7]
Ephesians 2:10 – I am God’s workmanship.
For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 3:12 – I may approach God with freedom and confidence.
In Him we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him.
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Don’t we all want to feel significant, deep down inside? I know that I do. I really do. I want to feel significant in my family, in my workplace, to my husband. I want to feel special and useful and needed. The beautiful thing is that, I think, God has instilled in us the need to feel significant. That’s why He has made us each so unique with different gifts and different things we can offer the Body of Christ, the Church. If there wasn’t a purpose to our need for significance, we would all be good at the same things, and that’s it.
Christ grants us the significance we are seeking in our every day lives and in our life as a whole. So many people seek to work, work, work, to leave behind a legacy. But Christ alone is where we find significance, everything else passes away.
Christ has made us the salt and light of the earth, both shining goodness and life and preserving through Jesus. We belong to Jesus as a branch of the true vine, a channel of HIS life, appointed and chosen to bear fruit. We house God Himself in our bodies as His temple and are personal witnesses of Christ Jesus. For this reason we are ministers of reconciliation for God and are co-workers with God. We are beautiful and wonderfully made in God’s workmanship, and are sealed with Christ in the heavenly realm. For all of these reasons, we may approach God with freedom and confidence. Talk about significance! We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength!
Accepted. Secure. Significant. That’s me! 🙂 That’s you!