…Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you. — Matthew 5:48 (MSG)
Adapted from the resource Wake Up to the Word Devotional – by Joyce Meyer
Identity: The distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity.
The best way to defeat a lie is to know and speak the truth. The next time the enemy lies to you about who you are and accuses you of being unworthy, declare your identity in Christ. Answer him by saying:
- I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:21).
- I am forgiven of all my sins (see Ephesians 1:7).
- I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me (see 1 John 5:18).
- I am a conqueror through Him Who loves me (see Romans 8:37).
Those are just a few of the many things that identify you as a child of God. You are not identified by your background, your level of education, your mistakes, or your friends—you are identified by what God has done for you and in you.
Prayer Starter: Thank You, Father, that my identity is in You. In Christ, I am righteous, forgiven, and more than a conqueror. When I become focused on my own weaknesses or get discouraged about the things I’m not, help me to remember who You say that I am. Through the power of Your Word, change my self-image and help me to truly understand my identity as a child of the King. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.