Affirming Our Worth

[To Find Freedom in Christ] – “Understanding your identity in Christ is absolutely essential to your success at living the victorious Christian life! The more you reaffirm who you are in Christ, the more your behavior will begin to reflect your true identity!” (From “Victory Over the Darkness” by Dr. Neil Anderson)

Affirming our worth is important. Every one to us need to know this isn’t about positive self-talk or even new age mumbo jumbo. This is about taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5), not having a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and self-discipline (2 Tim. 1:7) because there is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear (1 Jn. 4:18).

Be encouraged today of your worth in Christ.

“Who am I?”

I am accepted…
John 1:12 – I am God’s child.
John 15:15 – I am Christ’s friend.
Rom. 5:1 – I have been justified.
1 Cor. 6:17 – I am unified with the Lord, and I am one spirit with Him.
1 Cor. 6:19, 20 – I have been bought with a price. I belong to God.
1 Cor. 12:27 – I am a member of Christ’s body.
Eph. 1:1 – I am a saint.
Eph. 1:5 – I have been adopted as God’s child.
Eph. 2:18 – I have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit.
Col. 1:14 – I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins.
Col. 2:10 – I am complete in Christ.

I am secure…
Rom. 8:1, 2 – I am free forever from condemnation.
Rom. 8:28 – I am assured that all things work together for good.
Rom. 8:31f – I am free from any condemning charges against me.
Rom. 8:35f – I cannot be separated from the love of God.
2 Cor. 1:21, 22 – I have been established, anointed, and sealed by God.
Col. 3:3 – I am hidden with Christ in God.
Phil. 1:6 – I am confident that the good work that God has begun in me will be perfected.
Phil. 3:20 – I am a citizen of heaven.
2 Tim. 1:7 – I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.
Heb. 4:16 – I can find grace and mercy in time of need.
1 John 5:18 – I am born of God, and the evil one cannot touch me.

I am significant…
Matt. 5:13, 14 – I am the salt and light of the earth.
John 15:1, 5 – I am a branch of the true vine, a channel of His life.
John 15:16 – I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.
Acts 1:8 – I am a personal witness of Christ’s.
1 Cor. 3:16 – I am God’s temple.
2 Cor. 5:17f – I am a minister of reconciliation for God.
2 Cor. 6:1 – I am God’s co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9).
Eph. 2:6 – I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realm.
Eph. 2:10 – I am God’s workmanship.
Eph. 3:12 – I may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Phil. 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

(From “Living Free in Christ” by Dr. Neil Anderson)

2 comments on “Affirming Our Worth”

  1. Sarah says:

    It is so amazing to see God use you to give me a message! I have recently graduated college and I am working for a church as the Director of Childhood Ministries. I love leading the children in the Bible lessons but at the same time I keep wondering if I am leading the children closer to God and His wonderful love. Reading your blog today felt like a personal message from God telling me it’s ok, the good work God has begun in me will be perfected. So, thank you for using your gift of writing to serve others for the glory of God!

  2. @Sarah – I remember when I was seven years old and my heart to reach out to the orphans in Romania affected me so much my parents went out and bought me a Book of Bible Lists (or Bible Concordance) so I could write down the Bible verses to encourage them. Call it simple faith or childlike faith but I truly believed I could help them…and I still believe that now! So exciting to see God use you to impact the Kingdom of God through His children 🙂

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