Are you ready to gain a deeper understanding of your identity in Christ? Knowing and believing my identity in Christ is foundational. Truth is powerful, but truth believed is life changing. Imagine believing and leaning into your identity in Christ. If Christians knew their identity in Christ, they would be the most confident people in the world. Are you asking yourself, “What is my identity in Christ?”
Why is it important to know my identity in Christ?
If you look up “identity” in the dictionary it is defined as: the set of qualities and beliefs that make one person or group different from others. Christians are set apart (2 Timothy 2:21) and our purpose is to bring glory to God.
Our family was recently watching a Spiderman movie, in which Peter Parker (soon to be Spiderman) was learning about his new identity. If he had not known or not believed he had superpowers he would not have lived out his purpose.
Our identity in Christ is similarly, our superpower to do the work that has been prepared in advance for us (Ephesians 2:10). Knowing my identity in Christ is not enough- I must believe. As I believe I am loved, chosen, accepted, forgiven (see the list below), I am free and empowered to live my life for God, doing the work He created in advance, in the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God.
Download the worksheet PDF / printable. While this is not an exhaustive list, it is a great place to get started on knowing your identity in Christ.
My Identity in Christ
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:17
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. 1 Thessalonians 2:4
…who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. 1 Peter 1:2
But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. John 10:28
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. Romans 10:9-10
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
…and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Colossians 3:10
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Ephesians 6:10
How do I embrace my identity in Christ?
Now you know some of your identity in Christ. Knowing my identity in Christ is one thing, embracing it is another! First, be prayerful. Confess to God that you are having a hard time embracing the Truths He declares over you as outlined in Scripture. Ask Him to help you believe His word over your words about your identity. Next, step out in faith. Spiderman started playing around with his superpowers before he fully embraced his new identity. Live like you know your loved- that is stepping out in faith. Put the identity in Christ PDF where you can see it often. Write out the Scriptures on cards that you can practice memorizing and hiding these Truths in your heart (Psalm 119:11).
Wrapping Up: Identity in Christ
Knowing your identity in Christ is foundational. God made a point to declare Scriptures over your identity in Christ for a reason! He wants you to know just how special you are to Him. Choose to see yourself through the eyes of God. Don’t forget to download the worksheet and begin to practice hiding His Word in your heart. Finally, ask Him to help you believe. He is faithful to help us believe!
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