Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Lately I have been doing the Beth Moore Bible study The Quest, as well as reading Kyle Idleman’s book, Not a Fan. It’s so amazing to me how God speaks to me in so many different ways. Both of the chapters I read from each of these books today talked about our identity in Christ.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been told things about yourself your entire life. A lot of the times, they weren’t things that helped to shape you into a confident, self-loving person. If you read my blog yesterday, you know that I went through an abusive relationship. I was with this person for almost twelve years! There was a lot of emotional and mental abuse. I’ve been called every name in the book. And let me just tell you, after awhile, you start to believe those lies.
But God says, no. He says, “That is not who I created you to be.” And you have to make a decision. Are you going to believe the truth of God’s Word or are you going to believe the lies that you have been fed? This isn’t an easy decision to make because sometimes we are so broken down that we can’t even lift our heads to hear His Word. That’s why it is so important for us to spend time with Him everyday. You have to immerse yourself in Scripture and begin to stand on the truth of who God says you are.
Colossians 2:10 says, “And you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.”
Romans 8:2 says, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
1 Corinthians 2:16 says, “For who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.”
1 John 4:4 says, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
Ephesians 2:19 says, “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.”
Begin to read His Word and believe what He says about you. You are more than a conquer (Romans 8:37). You are the head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13). You have to choose to believe God’s truth.
He has made us new. Walk in His victory and freedom today!