5 Ways to Embrace Your Identity
It takes time to embrace a new identity. For goodness sake, I ran a marathon yet still didn’t consider myself a runner. I grew up knowing simple truths like God loved me. Yet I did not fully embrace my identity as God’s beloved.
Along my journey, I have been intentional in embracing my identity in Christ. I have found that if I was not intentional, it was easier for me to believe my feelings or what society was telling me was true.
What are some ways to embrace your identity?
1. Tell yourself daily!
When you look in the mirror, tell yourself a truth of your identity. I am accepted, redeemed, forgiven.
2. Speak it out loud
There is something powerful about the spoken word. The Bible says that the power of life and death lies in the tongue. What you say is powerful! It reflects what you believe. Your words also have the power to change your belief. Say, speak, shout out loud your identity. I am more than a conquerer! I am royalty! I am covered by grace!
3. Write it out
Post the truths of your identity on your mirror. Write out scripture that speaks of your identity in Christ. I vividly remember when I wrote out 5-7 truths of my identity and posted them on my bedroom mirror. I was ready to start believing and living in my identity in Christ!
4. Memorize Scripture
At some point in my teenage years, I decided I hated myself. I did not like my body, I did not see anything I was good at, and I thought God made a mistake. I knew the verse that talked about how God made me uniquely yet I did not believe it. When I came to the point in my journey that I was ready to start believing God’s truth I memorized this scripture.
“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knoweth right well.”
There were a lot of days that I did not feel this truth yet I choose to memorize and recite it. I still remember the day when I was talking with a friend and I realized that it worked! The truth had truly sunk into my heart and I believed it for myself. God’s Word is powerful!
5. Pray and Praise
There is nothing like praising God for who He is and who we are in Him. I love praying out loud with others. Your perspective is turned back onto God. I love the simple hymn “Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things on earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”
How do you embrace your identity in Christ?