5 Ways to Embrace Your Identity

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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?

100This post is part of my 31 day series: Identity.

Check out the rest of the posts here

 

12 Comments

  1. jackie

    Very good, sound advice. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Moi

    Wow…thank you for this today. I need to take some notes and work on this in my life. This goes hand in hand with my series and the journey I am on. Thank you for your words!

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    1. rebekahnyakairu (Post author)

      I will need to check out your series Moi! 🙂

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  3. Melanie

    I love how you laid out the ways to embrace our identity. I think right now, speaking it our loud has weight for me. To not just have it in my mind, but to hear the words. Thank you for the reminders of our true identity!

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    1. rebekahnyakairu (Post author)

      Melanie, I agree. There is something powerful about speaking the words out loud! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Debra Alexander

    Good ideas! Thanks

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  5. Amanda

    I often listen to Christian music through out my day. This reminds me of the blessings and promises from God. I love his promises. Often times, the encouragement I get from a particular song pushes me through a tough situation or lonely time. It is like God is right there showing me how important I am to him.
    God’s word is powerful! AMEN!

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    1. rebekahnyakairu (Post author)

      I agree Amanda! I love Christian worship music. It’s a powerful way for me to center my heart and mind back onto God and His truth. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. charlotte

    What lovely words. So nicely put ☺

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    1. rebekahnyakairu (Post author)

      Thank you Charlotte!

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  7. Heather Faria

    This is so good! I love how you broke down how to apply the truth of our identity to our everyday lives in such a practical way! I think this is where people have the most trouble with embracing a new identity. They have trouble with connecting how the truth changes their reality. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. rebekahnyakairu (Post author)

      Thank you Heather! I have learned from experience that it can take some effort and hard work but it’s worth it! There is such freedom in our identity in Christ!

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