“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
Here’s what God’s Word has to say about it.
John 1:12 I am God’s child John 15:15 I am a friend of God Matthew 5:13 I am the salt of the earth Matthew 5:14 I am a light to the world 2 Corinthians 5:17 I am a new creature Rom. 1:7, 1 Cor. 1:2 I am a saint Rom. 6:2,11; 1 Peter 2:24 I am dead to sin Romans 8:37 I am more than a conqueror Romans 15:16 I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear fruit Colossians 2:9-10 I am complete in Christ Romans 5:1 I am justified 1 Corinthians 12:17 I am a member of Christ’s body Romans 8:1-2 I am free from condemnation 1 Corinthians 6:19 I am the temple of the Holy Spirit 2 Corinthians 5:17 I am a new creature Colossians 1:13-14 I am redeemed and forgiven of all my sins 1 Corinthians 6:17 I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in Spirit Hebrews 4:14-16 I have direct access to the throne of grace through Christ Romans 8:37 I am more than a conqueror Ephesians 6:10 I am strong in the Lord 1 Peter 1:1; Eph. 1:4 I am holy and without blame before Him Colossians 1:13 I am delivered from the power of darkness Romans 8:17 I am a joint heir with Christ Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ Ephesians 2:5 I am alive with Christ 2 Corinthians 5:18 I am reconciled to God Deut. 32:10; Psalms 17:8 I am the apple of my Father’s eye I Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:6 I am healed by the stripes of Jesus 1 Peter 5:8 I am an enemy of the devil 1 Peter 2:9,10 I am a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession Eph. 3:1; 4:1 I am a prisoner of Christ Phil. 3:20 I am a citizen of heaven 1 Peter 2:5 I am one of God’s living stones and am being built up in Christ as a spiritual house Ephesians 2:10 I am God’s workmanship Romans 6:18 I am a slave of righteousness Revelation 21:7 I am victorious Romans 8:28 I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances Colossians 3:1-4 I am hidden with Christ in God 2 Timothy 1:7 I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind John 15:5 I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of his life 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 I am a minister of reconciliation Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me Ephesians 3:12 I may approach God with freedom and confidence Deuteronomy 7:6 I am God’s special treasure Isaiah 40:11 I am carried close to the heart of God Isaiah 49:15 I am written on God’s hand Revelation 19:7 I am the bride of Christ
And that’s the memo.