Knowing Who I Am In Christ Scriptures – Saying It As It Is

Knowing Who I Am in Christ scripturesWhy did I put these knowing who I am in Christ scriptures together?

Because there are times when we all feel inadequate or have self-esteem issues – me too.

Don’t be too surprised, I’m not a super-spiritual superhero! : )

But it’s exactly at times like this that I need to run back to the Bible and see what God says about me – I need to know who I am in Christ.

You see, God’s your Maker and strongest ally so His opinion is the only one that counts, right?

Well, kind of….your opinion counts too…

That’s why God gave us His Word to transform and base our thinking on; you have to align your thinking up with God’s Word – transferring it that massive distance from your head so that you know it in your heart. Who I am in Christ scripturesKnowing who you are in Christ is far more than hollow positive, wishful thinking; knowing who you are in Christ is building my life on the rock of the Word.

It’s disagreeing with my wrong thinking and agreeing with God’s true thinking.

What is True Humility? 

Knowing Who I Am in Christ

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”
Proverbs 23:7

When it comes to humility, here are some useful definitions:

Pride = Disagreeing with God

Humility = Agreeing with God

Have you noticed that sometimes humility can look like pride and vice versa? I could say “Oh I am such a worm, a nothing. I’m ugly and worthless and not worth anybody’s time!

That sounds pretty humble doesn’t it? But does God say that? No!

According to God I am made in His image, I am fearfully and wonderfully made, God has great plans for my life and with Him I have a bright future.

Who Does God Think You Are?

The God who is for you, the God who is mighty to do, mighty to save, the One who is always with You and the One whom nothing can separate you, the One who sings over you, He rejoices over you with great joy.

The One who believes in you passionately, the One who rescued you from a life not worth living, He brought you from darkness to light.

This same God turned you from a nobody to a somebody, brought you from selfishness to generosity, from laziness to diligence, from self-justifying to God-open, from stubbornness to teachable, from double-minded to kingdom minded.

From a mediocre existence to a life bigger and better and more significant than you could ever imagine, yes this God – He loves you and you’re already accepted. This is what God thinks about you.

“God, let me see myself the way You see me.” [Tweet this]

Faith Comes By Hearing

In my very first week of Bible College the students were given an assignment to look in the mirror every morning for three weeks, eyeball to eyeball, and declare:

I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

Honestly that first morning, I’ve never felt so awkward and foolish.

The second morning whilst talking to myself in the mirror,  I felt like such a liar; trying to convince myself of something I didn’t really think was true.

But faith comes by hearing…!

Two weeks into this thing and you should have heard me! I was speaking with boldness and conviction.

I believed it.

I started walking and talking differently, I was confident.  I began to see myself the way God saw me; He changed my whole identity and showed me who I was in Christ.

What changed?

I had brought my thoughts and words into alignment with God’s Word and that truth translated into my life. 

I strongly urge you to try this same exercise every morning for the next 3 weeks and you’ll be amazed at how God speaks. I promise you!

whodoyouthinkyouareIn that same life-changing year I read a book by Mark Driscoll called ‘Who Do You Think You Are?‘ It revolutionised how I saw myself.

This book will give you an unshakable, biblical understanding of who you are in Christ.

When you know who you are, you’ll know what to do.

So commit to start changing your self-talk; stop cursing yourself and start blessing yourself and start agreeing with God.

Here are 48 declarations of who you are in Christ taken from Scripture.

Learn these, memorise them, get them into your heart and speak them out in the bathroom mirror! : )

Knowing Who I Am in Christ Scriptures – 48 Declarations

who I am in Christ JesusI am complete in Him Who is the Head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10).

I am alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).

I am free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).

I am far from oppression, and fear does not come near me (Isaiah 54:14).

I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me (1 John 5:18).

I am holy and without blame before Him in love (Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:16).

I have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:5).

I have the peace of God that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

I have the Greater One living in me; greater is He Who is in me than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).

I have received the gift of righteousness and reign as a king in life by Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).

I have received the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus, the eyes of my understanding being enlightened (Ephesians 1:17,18).

I have received the power of the Holy Spirit to lay hands on the sick and see them recover, to cast out demons, to speak with new tongues. I have power over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means harm me (Mark 16:17,18; Luke 10:17,19).

I have put off the old man and have put on the new man, which is renewed in the knowledge after the image of Him Who created me (Colossians 3:9,10).

I have given, and it is given to me; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, men give into my bosom (Luke 6:38).

I am the temple of the Holy Spirit; I am not my own (1 Corinthians 6:19).

I am the head and not the tail; I am above only and not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13).

I am the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).

I am His elect, full of mercy, kindness, humility, and longsuffering (Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12).

I am forgiven of all my sins and washed in the Blood (Ephesians 1:7).

I am delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God’s kingdom (Colossians 1:13).

I am redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty (Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Galatians 3:13).

I am firmly rooted, built up, established in my faith and overflowing with gratitude (Colossians 2:7).

I am called of God to be the voice of His praise (Psalm 66:8; 2 Timothy 1:9).

I am healed by the stripes of Jesus (Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24).

I am raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 2:12).

I am greatly loved by God (Romans 1:7; Ephesians 2:4; Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4).

I am strengthened with all might according to His glorious power (Colossians 1:11).

I am submitted to God, and the devil flees from me because I resist him in the Name of Jesus (James 4:7).

I press on toward the goal to win the prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward (Philippians 3:14).

For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).

It is not I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20)

I have no lack for my God supplies all of my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).

I can quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one with my shield of faith (Ephesians 6:16).

I can do all things through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:13).

I show forth the praises of God Who has called me out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9).

I am God’s child for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God, which lives and abides forever (1 Peter 1:23).

I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ unto good works (Ephesians 2:10).

I am a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).

I am a spirit being alive to God (Romans 6:11;1 Thessalonians 5:23).

I am a believer, and the light of the Gospel shines in my mind (2 Corinthians 4:4).

I am a doer of the Word and blessed in my actions (James 1:22, 25).

I am a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17).

I am more than a conqueror through Him Who loves me (Romans 8:37).

I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (Revelation 12:11).

I am a partaker of His divine nature (2 Peter 1:3,4).

I am an ambassador for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20).

I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people (1 Peter 2:9).

I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Your Turn

Where are you on your journey to realising who you are in Christ? Do you speak the Word over yourself daily? How has God changed your identity since you came to know Him? Leave a comment below.

17 thoughts on “Knowing Who I Am In Christ Scriptures – Saying It As It Is”

  1. These Scriptures I told myself while getting out of an addiction and abusive relationship. God rebuilt me with these Verses and I read them twice every day out loud until I was strong enough to read more of the Bible. God changes lives! Praise God! Thank you for posting thrm again, I had lost them and someone I know needs them like I did.

  2. This is wonderful. Have been thinking about doing this for a long time and finally I said, “today’s the day.” I will also put scriptures together on other themes so as I need them I can rehearse them out loud. Praise God for His Word. THank you for this list.

  3. I am a child of God, born of the spirit of God and filled with the spirit of God and lead by the spirit of God. I am truly inspired who I am Whose I am. Thank you for your awesome wisdom and knowledge of the Word of God. To God be the Glory forever and ever

  4. I have been a Christian for a couple years now but never fully understood who i am in Christ Jesus. Now i am starting to learn it may take some time but with God’s grace and guidance I’ll change my way of thinking of who i am

  5. Thank you Simon for theses powerful scriptures to let us know that when in doubt of who we are and whose we are. Look at these scriptures and remember as God remember us. God Bless You

  6. I know the word is our guide to living, I believe and I do have fear to disown GOD.
    Matthew 10:33 Says “But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny before my Father heaven.” I struggle with totally getting the word from my mind and into my heart consistently. I am not sure what the block is.

  7. In this day of age, we have devices, smart phones, laptops, ipads, etc that us as christians can be distracted in this world that we live in if we don’t know who we are in Christ. I am myself am and still using God’s Word daily to speak from If any christian in this world are going through struggles or any difficulties in life, like we all do, use God’s Word each day to speak out from. My encouragement for maybe new believers or believers everywhere start maybe using Psalms to speak out from God’s Word or perhaps Isaiah (a famous prophet in his day who had been given visions from God that he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem during the years when Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah were kings of Judah. (Isaiah 1:1 just for reference)

    When you speaking God’s Word each day, you are affirming who you are in Christ and who you are telling Satan to get out of your life. I just like to say, continue to speak God’s Word daily, to build character up in your life, to put on “The Armour of God” – Ephesians 6:10-18 to be sure your are protected by God and not listen to any thoughts of the enemy, but to encourage each other in your families, your work colleagues, whoever you speak to continue to love one another, just as Christ loved the church (meaning us “the people” are the church, not the building), even if our brothers or sisters we have, that we don’t possibly don’t get along with each other at times, God still reminds us that we have to love one another, no matter what life brings us.

    No matter the circumstances, the trials, the good and the bad, the storms, the challenges that we all face at times, continue to stick to Jesus. Remember Jesus died for you and rose again so that we didn’t have to go through these times. Yes, we all go through hardships and struggles in life, but it’s what we do with them. Do we follow the world and let the world influence our thinking and understanding or do we follow God’s Word and let God direct our paths for us?

    Anyways, Always focus on Jesus and every day. He knows your situations and circumstances that you face and every challenge you come to face or about to face. Give it all to Jesus and he will do the rest.

    One last point to is if you pray too. Sometimes it is good to pray aloud in whatever your circumstance is, even if you are doing it in the shower, pray aloud. God knows what you are going on about, and he understands. Sometimes I have done this and other times I have knelt on the side of my bed and prayed. So let the Holy Spirit guide you in what is best for you in the ways of prayer. Whatever God is doing in your lives, do it for the Love of the Lord and for others.

    Brother in Christ

  8. I believe when you read, memorise and study God’s Word, then speak God’s Word out each day, his Word makes your life more certain of who you are in Christ. Someone mention further that we are in a corrupt world, I believe we are in this wicked generation, where all sorts of sexualities, faiths, doctrines are being preached. In the end, God will have the final say on what happens on this earth and its creation. Yes, I don’t particularly agree with some of these doctrines that other faith’s preach and I don’t particularly agree that people in general should have sex with the same sex or people that have male genitalia on a women’s body.
    All in all, I like to say that its important to stick and to memorise God’s Word, then speak God’s Word. God’s Word gives us that assurance that we are safe in God’s hands and that we are his children forever, no matter what life’s circumstances, situations, good times, bad times, joyful and sorrow or any life’s curve balls come our way. His Word reminds that at times, life can be a struggle and life sometimes can drag someone down because of a situation or circumstance in work or in the family.
    You could also use these scriptures instead of saying “I Am”, you could say “Thank you Lord that I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me (1 John 5:18).”

    Make it more it of a gratitude type verses if you know what I mean.

    Thanks for putting these verses up on this post.

    Keep up the work, that God has blessed you with.

    Matthew Scott

  9. Great truth of God. Nothing compares to the truth of God. I’m blessed by his word.

    Sometimes it’s like you hear lots of voices from different directions in this busy and corrupt world. But the true voice of God sounds greater than the world’s voices. The word of God is the bread of life for strength, nourishment and accomplishment.

    Simon doing your best give these Scriptures. God bless your path and direct your ways, Amen
    Your brother in Christ
    Tony Uche S Okwum

    • Preach it bro!

      Your own negative thoughts, the opinions of others will all try limit you and box you in – this is why we need to get the life-giving truth of what God says about us into our brains. It’s true, nothing compares to the Word 🙂

  10. Thank you for sharing your story, and for sharing these scriptures. God has created a wonderful salvation for us. . .your message helps us receive it. We see it, believe it, we SPEAK it, and receive it.

    • That’s right Mark, faith comes by hearing!

      May we grow more and more in our real identity – the one that Christ gave us. I’m so glad these scriptures helped – declare them over yourself every morning, declare who you are in Christ!

      Every blessing


  11. Thanks Simon, very powerful. Am struggling of knowing where to start but these are a firm bed rock as you said and will help me draw on the word of God instead of my words, which by the way are never inspiring.


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