Discovering Your Identity is KEY to Boosting Your Self Confidence
Ever feel like you are wandering aimlessly? When you put thought into who you are and who you want to become you can confidently start on a new course with clear direction in mind.
Experts agree that having a strong sense of identity eases anxiety and stress and provides solid direction in life and for life.
So, my question for you is, who are you and where are you going? Do you know how to get there? You have dreams and goals, but is the path you’re taking going to bring you to the place you REALLY want to be in life?
Affirming "I am" Statements Answer the Question of Identity
If you know me, you know I’m ALL about confidence, but here’s the thing; my confidence doesn’t come from what I’ve done or who I am, but from whose I am. You see, as a Christian, I am a daughter of the King of kings and Lord of lords. There are hundreds of verses in the Bible that talk about our new identity as a believer. A bible teacher I know likes to call these round-up of verses our "Welcome to the Kingdom" package.
The truth I’m about to share with you completely and totally wrecked me! I’ve NEVER been the same since! It's literally been a change of biblical proportions! The fire inside has been lit and is STILL burning bright! I have more than self-confidence, now I have God confidence! Let’s take a look at some of the BIBLICAL affirmations straight from the Word of God that will change your life:
I am Christ’s friend John 15:15
I have been justified before God by the blood of Christ Rom 5:1
I have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit Eph 2:18
I am complete in Christ Col 2:10
I have been redeemed and forgiven of ALL my sins Col 1:14
I am free from condemnation Rom 1:17
I am seated in the heavenly realms with Christ Jesus Eph 2:6
Did you catch all that? Empowering right? I took those verses and (there’s plenty more) and put them up against this verse, Num. 23:19 “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent; hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” If God doesn’t lie, then ALL of these verses are true. They are true for me and true for you. So I did a thing. I took a leap of faith and began to take God at His Word and believe what He says about me.
These biblical affirmations are life changing and are not just for women, they are for young and old alike. They bring peace and comfort for life's challenges.
Positive Affirmations Are NOT Enough Your Positive Self-talk Needs to Be Grounded in Truth
Positive affirmations are great, but they DO NOT carry the weight or the authority to bring life; only the Word of the Lord can do that! His Word is the solid ground upon which you and I can stand and that Word WILL NOT fail you!
God says in Isa 55:11 “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” This is why basing your identity on Christ and what He says about you makes ALL the difference.
I can be true to myself, because I know my identity in HIM
Can you see why they call this the “Welcome to the Kingdom package?” It is so grand! James 1:17 says:
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”
When you trust God and take Him at His Word, you are standing on solid ground. I became aware of all the goodness to be found in our identity in Christ when I had reached the lowest point in my life. In reaching out for help, a friend told me about a book which I read from cover to cover. I devoured it. I studied it, and double-checked every scripture given in the ’Who I am in Christ’ section. I spent time reading the verses given, and even read the ones that came before and after!
Two weeks went by and I began to see a change. I was happy again. I became more confident. I didn’t have to force a smile.The fear had dropped significantly, I mean really significantly! People even started to ask what had happened to me!
Two months later I was teaching a class on this very topic at our local women’s group, talk about transformational!! The truth of our identity in Christ was THE key that unlocked every chain that had me bound, and it can and will do the same for you.
Are You Ready to Start Really Living?
“It was for freedom that Christ set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Gal. 5:1 Are you ready to start living the "free" life God has for you?
When anxiety comes knocking at your door, you may find some helpful tips in a blog post I wrote a few weeks back. As one who comes from a long line of worries, I get it. I know how debilitating fear can be. You'll find the article “A Holistic Approach to Healing From Anxiety” here
Whatever you decide to do realize that YOU can begin to change your life NOW! Start speaking biblical affirmations over your life in the morning, every day! Decree them over yourself and watch your anxiety and stress flee, and a positive healthy mood return and become part of who you are! The Word of God brings joy, and joy is not based upon emotions all the things can are going on around us, but what is inside of us!
My prayer for you today is that you stop wandering and find yourself in Him because He is truly where your identity and peace lie.
Be blessed friends, the best is yet to come!
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