“The heart thinks! Therefore, if the enemy can bombard you with thoughts
that produce fear and anxiety, he can then remove your ability to
manifest the will of God in your life.” – Chuck Pierce
Most people struggle with who they are in Christ. Our identity as humans is relentlessly under fire.
If you look into the secret lives of people in all walks of life, you
find individuals who try to look big on the outside but who are crying
deeply for love on the inside.
God desires that each one of us knows Him as a loving Father.
It seems that every one of us needs to grow in understanding this
wonderful reality on a deep heart level. We all know this in our heads,
but when it comes to being truly confident in the love that God our
Father has towards us personally, we often fall short. Our lives are
often filled with anxiety, worry, and depression because we listen to
the lies of the enemy instead of God’s truth. So many have lost their
identity and do not know who they really are.
There was a
well-known man who stepped onto a platform to speak at a convention. As
he looked at the large crowd of people, he asked, “Can anybody tell me
who I am?” He had lost his memory and had no record of his past or his
identity. In his deep desperation he was really asking, “Does anybody
know who I am?”
If we want to fulfill our calling and purpose in life, we must know who we are in Christ.
Knowing our Father’s love and care is absolutely essential. We must
have the firm assurance of His love in ourselves because we are called
to spread the good news of the Father’s love through Christ to a lost
and dying world. What do the people of other religions miss? They miss
the reality of knowing the love of God. They believe in numerous gods
who cannot love, care and truly help them in their daily lives. To
successfully fulfill God’s will in our lives without fear and anxiety,
we must have a right view of ourselves and know our true identity in
We all need to hold a loving hand that is bigger and stronger than our own.
A Prayer For Knowing Your Identity in Christ
Lord, I pray that You would unlock my heart that I might be fully alive
to my true identity in You. Give me clear revelation to see myself the
way You see me. Help me to stand in Your truth against all enemy attacks
and guard my heart with all vigilance (Proverbs 4:23). Help me to
identify the lies, and reveal to me any places where I am chained to the
past in a negative way. I repent of any lies of the past. [Name those
lies and ask God to forgive you.] Teach me to hear Your voice and not
believe the enemy’s destructive lies about who I am.
I thank You for my uniqueness and that I am made in Your image (Genesis
1:27). I want to understand and feel the deep things in Your heart for
me (1 Corinthians 2:10-12). I choose to believe the truth about how You
see me. I thank You that I can hope in the future and believe in the
good destiny that You have for me. You have vision for my future. Help
me to live a fruitful life now and overflow with Your love to others.
Give me greater authority in my prayer life. I want to know You on a
deeper level, and I don’t want anything to hinder my relationship with
I thank You that [Say your name instead of “I”]: I am Your child
(John 1:12), I have been justified (Romans 5:1), I am Your friend (John
15:15), I belong to You (1 Corinthians 6:20), I am a member of Your
body (1 Corinthians 12:27), I have been established, anointed, and
sealed by You (2 Corinthians 1:21-22), I am a citizen of
heaven(Philippians 3:20), I am blessed in the heavenly realms with every
spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3), I am chosen before the creation of
the world (Ephesians 1:4, 11), I am holy and blameless (Ephesians 1:4), I
am forgiven (Ephesians 1:8; Colossians 1:14) I am adopted as Your child
(Ephesians 1:5), I have purpose (Ephesians 1:9; 3:11), I have hope
(Ephesians 1:12),I am included (Ephesians 1:13), I am an overcomer (1
John 4:4), I am protected (John 10:28), I am a new creation (2 Cor.
5:17), I am qualified to share in Your inheritance (Colossians 1:12), I
am the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21), I am safe (1 John
5:18), I am part of Your Kingdom (Revelation 1:6), I can understand what
Your will is (Ephesians 5:17), I have God’s power (Ephesians 6:10), and
I am victorious (1 Corinthians 15:57).
Thank You for this new identity I have in You. Help me to live out this truth in my life every day.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
[written by Debbie Przybylski]