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Getting Good at Being You
by: Maria Eden G. Roasa
date posted: 3/6/2009 5:32:29 AM

It's been said, "No one can make you feel inferior without your permission!"  But sadly, we allow other people or even media dictate who we are and what we can be most of the time. And although we are already Christians, we still struggle to understand who we really are, why we were created, and our purpose in life. Insecurity and fear paralyze us.  Some of us are still in this kind of predicament and we need to know and realize who we are in Christ and our God-given potential from the word of God.  It’s the will of God for us Christians to have the joy and freedom to be liberated from the bondage of sin, past failures, insecurity, insignificance, unforgiveness, and bitterness and enjoy true freedom in Christ. 

Being who you are is not just being “Who do you wish you were? Or Who do others think you are? An ideal spouse? The perfect wife or husband? A beautiful person? The best homemaker? A capable business or professional person ? And definitely not; Who does your spouse wish you were? Like his mother?”

WHO ARE YOU— REALLY?

The Real "You" has emotions, a mind, a will and  possess a NEVER-DYING SOUL and SPIRIT that will live forever. You are LOVED BY GOD. You are so significant to God that He sent His one and only child to die for you..  You possess a will of your own to choose to live forever with God or forever without Him. Who are you? If you have, by grace through faith, believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior and received His Salvation, you are a living and has eternal life. 

If I remember it right, there was a book mark which I carried all the time in my purse that says about “Who I am in Christ” by Neil Anderson. It says about three general things that made me feel so blessed as a Christian: I am accepted...   I am secure … and I am significant ...

WHO AM IN CHRIST

I am accepted... 
I am God's child. - John 1:12
As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ. - John 15:15
I have been justified. - Romans 5:1
I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit. - 1 Corinthians 6:17
I have been bought with a price and I belong to God. - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
I am a member of Christ's body. - 1 Corinthians 12:27
I have been chosen by God and adopted as His child. - Ephesians 1:3-8
I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins. - Colossians 1:13-14
I am complete in Christ. - Colossians 2:9-10
I have direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ. - Hebrews 4:14-16
  
I am secure... 
I am free from condemnation. - Romans 8:1-2
I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances. - Romans 8:28
I am free from any condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God. - Romans 8:31-39
I have been established, anointed and sealed by God. - 2 Corinthians 1:21-22
I am hidden with Christ in God. - Colossians 3:1-4
I am confident that God will complete the good work He started in me. - Philippians 1:6
I am a citizen of heaven. - Philippians 3:20
I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. - 2 Timothy 1:7
I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me. - 1 John 5:18
  
I am significant... 
I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life. - John 15:5
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit. - John 15:16
I am God's temple. - 1 Corinthians 3:16
I am a minister of reconciliation for God. - 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
I am seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm. - Ephesians 2:6
I am God's workmanship. - Ephesians 2:10
I may approach God with freedom and confidence. - Ephesians 3:12
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13

 

 

 
 





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