Identity is a major topic that a lot of people struggle with. If I were to ask you who you are, how might you respond?
You might say something along the lines of, “I am a retired mother of 2 who has 7 beautiful grandkids.” Or “I am a senior business major in college.” Or “I am a single, working mom of three.”
A lot of people define themselves by their mistakes, their past, their family, their job, or their friends. But what is your real name? What does it mean to have your identity be in Christ?
In my office, I have a big poster up on my wall that is titled “I AM.” As someone who struggles with anxiety and concern a lot, I often find myself feeling discouraged or disheartened (that’s not how I define myself, but it’s something I struggle with.) So I have this poster hanging on my wall for those moments of anxiety, worry, or just feeling down. It is a reminder of who I am in Christ and what my name TRULY is. It brightens my mood every time I see it. I think it’s something a lot of people would benefit from reading. I want to use this Victory Call to share it:
I am alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).
I am free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
I am far from oppression, and fear does not come near me (Isaiah 54:14).
I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me (1 John 5:18).
I am holy and without blame before Him in love (Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:16).
I am God’s child, for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God, which lives and abides forever (1 Peter 1:23).
I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do good works (Ephesians 2:10).
I am a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).
I am a believer, and the light of the Gospel shines in my mind (2 Corinthians 4:4).
I am a doer of the Word and blessed in my actions (James 1:22, 25).
I am a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17).
I am more than a conqueror through Him Who loves me (Romans 8:37).
I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (Revelation 12:11)
I am a partaker of His divine nature (2 Peter 1:3,4).
I am an ambassador for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20).
I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people (1 Peter 2:9).
I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21).
I am the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).
I am His elect, full of mercy, kindness, humility, and longsuffering (Romans 8:33, Colossians 3:12).
I am forgiven of all my sins and washed in the Blood (Ephesians 1:7).
I am redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty (Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Galatians 3:13).
I am called of God to be the voice of His praise (Psalm 66:8; 2 Timothy 1:9).
I am healed by the stripes of Jesus (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24).
I am raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 2:12).
I am greatly loved by God (Romans 1:7; Ephesians 2:4; Colossians 3:12; Thessalonians 1:4).
I am strengthened with all might according to His glorious power (Colossians 1:11).
Erin Culleny serves as a Marketing Assistant and Staff Writer. She loves encouraging women through her Victory Calls and finds such joy in praying for her sisters in Christ. Her favorite activities include reading her Bible, encouraging others with scripture, buying new dresses, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory… In that order!