I saw this quote on Facebook on the danger of comparisons, the other day and it really got my mind spinning.
I fully agree with this quote. I see it all the time. I take my yuck and compare it to your very best and then I wallow in it until I can barely move until I’m stuck. I can get stuck for hours, days, weeks and years. And I have been stuck for years. What areas can I get stuck comparing myself in? The, “Your kids are better behaved than mine”, “Your house is cleaner than mine”, “You’re skinnier than I am”, “I can’t do ____________ as well as you can”, “You’re a better Christian than I am” (as if that’s even possible, since it had nothing to do with any of us!). Oh my, I could go on and on. The comparisons are never ending if I let them be.
It then got me thinking what would happen if I truly believed what God says about me? Would I feel the need to compare myself to others? How different would my life be? Would I have peace like He says I can have? Would my joy be overflowing?
God, what do you say about me??
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 Corin. 6:17
I have been bought with a price, and I belong to God ~ 1 Corin. 6:19-20
I am a member of Christ’s body ~ 1 Corin. 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 Corin. 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 the 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 the 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 Corin. 3:16
I am a minister of reconciliation for God ~ 2 Corin.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
THE MORE YOU REAFFIRM WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST, the more your behavior will begin to reflect your true identity!
Realizing the Power of Your Identity in Christ
by Neil T. Anderson
God thank you for showing me that I have become much more aware of who I am in YOU! and God, please help me continue to wallow in what YOU say about me so I have no need of comparing myself to others!
Do you ever get stuck in the comparison trap?
Why not print these Who I am in Christ Scripture cards out and renew your mind daily in the truth of who you really are.
And why not create a Who I Really am in Christ journal and really hash these truths out with God?