What do you talk to yourself about the most? Do you feel like you’re internally comparing your kids with others in their class? Do you reflect on frustrations with your spouse? Do you just try to mentally “check out” after days that feel too busy?
What we think about matters a lot. In fact, it trickles down to every other aspect of our life. Our thoughts inform our emotions. Our emotions inform our beliefs. And our beliefs inform our actions.
Our actions start with our thoughts. So what are you thinking about?
There’s no question about it: Life is busy. During busy seasons, we often allow our internal life and our spiritual life to drift. We get so focused on “doing” that we start to forget important truths about who we are.
We remind ourselves that we’re busy, but not that we’re chosen. We remind ourselves that we’re disappointed, but not that we’re loved.
If you’re in a busy season, I want to share some simple yet powerful truths found directly in Scripture for you to hold on to. These truths are what God says and thinks about you.
If any of these truths touch your heart deeply, copy them on a sticky note and put them somewhere where you’ll see them everyday! That’s a great way to keep them top of mind.
Here are 16 truths about who you are from the Bible:
I am God’s child.
“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” – John 1:12
I am Christ’s friend.
“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” – John 15:15
I have been bought with a price. I belong to God.
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
I am united with the Lord.
“But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.” – 1 Corinthians 6:17
I am a saint.
“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus.” – Ephesians 1:1
I have been adopted as God’s child.
“He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.” – Ephesians 1:5
I have direct access to God through the Holy Spirit.
“For through him we have access to the Father by one Spirit.” – Ephesians 2:18
I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins.
“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” – Colossians 1:13-14
I am complete in Christ.
“…and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.” – Colossians 2:10
I am forever free from condemnation.
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” – Romans 8:1-2
I am assured that all things work together for good.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
I cannot be separated from the love of God.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” – Romans 8:35
I am confident that the good work that God has begun in me will be perfected.
“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6
I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” – 2 Timothy 1:7
I am God’s workmanship.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
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I’m curious…which of these did you need to read today? Let me know in the comments!
Really needed the reinforcement of I am assured that all things work together for good. Have been wrestling internally between my heart that knows that truth and my head that doesn’t understand why….
Deb, I’m so glad it was helpful. The why is usually “because this is a broken world.” I’m so sorry for painful circumstances you are navigating.
I really need to remember that “I was not given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.” I have been living in fear of everything since COVID; I really think it is a PTSD-kind of thing. I am afraid to leave my house, drive, go to the store, walk, everything. I do these things anyway because I have to, and I thought it would get easier – a “feel the fear but so it anyway” kind of thing, but it isnt working and I am exhausted. I am so tired of being afraid.
I love “I am complete in Christ.” When the world makes us feel “less-than” we can know the TRUTH of God’s Word and keep it in our heart. Thank you for the free screensaver!
I am complete in Christ. Because of and through Jesus, I am enough.
I needed this reminder today, Jill. Thank you. Scrolling through emails, I’m so glad I didn’t miss this–despite your having sent it back in September!
I’m so glad it was just what you needed, Jennifer!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
I am asking God to show me ways I’m not honoring him with food and physical health. Without being dogmatic, I have definitely lacked righteous behavior in terms of how I treat the temple of God that he’s blessed me with and could improve in this area.
Conviction is what helps us make changes so that’s a good start!