One day this week, I found myself speaking negatively about something I had done, even though I had succeeded in doing it. Okay, let me present you with the full disclosure: I said that I was not creative enough to write poetry. And that was soon after the Holy Spirit had given me the revelation for the poem, “The Master Designer” (in a previous blog). There are things that we cannot do without spiritual intervention and anointing, including my writing poetry, but I had to remind myself that, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) Many Christians, including myself, tend to see ourselves through finite minds because we have not fully embraced who we are and whose we are.
Needless to say, I was disappointed in myself. I wanted to know, “Who do you say I am, God” So, that took me on a biblical journey, a study of who God’s Word says I am. My friends, it was one of the most transformative things that I have ever done. I truly felt a refreshing wash over my soul.
Here is who God says I am:
- I am created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27)
- I am a child of God (1 John 3:1; John 1:12)
- I am fearfully and wonderfully made because you formed my inward parts and knitted me together in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13-14)
- I am God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works (Ephesians 2:10)
- I am God’s chosen one, holy and beloved. (Colossians 3:12)
- I am blessed (Genesis 1:28; Ephesians 1:3)
- I am a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession (that I may proclaim the excellence of him who called me out of darkness into his marvelous light) (1 Peter 2:9; John 15:16)
- I am a new creation. The old has passed away, . . . the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
- I am the temple of God and God’s Spirit dwells in me. (1 Corinthians 3:16)
- I am not my own; I was bought at a price. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
- I am born of God and I know God. (1 John 4:7)
- I am a son (daughter) of God through faith. (Galatians 3:26)
- I am crucified with Christ and Christ now lives in me. (Galatians 2:20; Romans 6:6)
- I am in Christ Jesus and not condemned. (Romans 8:1)
- I am the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
- I am a friend of Jesus. (John 15:15)
- I am complete in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. (Colossians 2:10)
- I am hidden with Christ in God because I have died. (Colossians 3:3)
- I am a branch; Jesus is the vine and I bear much fruit. (John 15:15)
- I am an individual member of the body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:27)
- I am one spirit with the Lord. (1 Corinthians 6:17)
- I am the light of the world. (Matthew 5:14)
- I am an heir of God and a fellow heir with Christ. (Romans 8:17)
- I am more than a conqueror through him (Jesus) who loved me. (Romans 8:37)
- I have been made a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned with glory and honor. (Psalm 8:9)
- I am a citizen of heaven. (Philippians 3:20)
- I am seated with Christ Jesus in heavenly places. (Ephesians 2:6)
How awesome is that! You must remind yourself—as I do—who you are from time to time. It is critical in these perilous times that we expel negativity and renew our minds with the Word of God!
So, when you begin to think or speak negatively of yourself, take a look at these scriptures that God stated in His Word. Speak them over your life. As a matter of fact, begin to say these scriptures over your life each day. It will transform and renew your soul. I promise—you will begin to walk victoriously. You are a child of God—made in his image. Let that sink into your soul!
Be blessed my friends.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Try doing a biblical study in an area where your words or actions have been negative and allow the Lord to transform your negativity to positivity. It will revolutionize your thinking!