Are you living by the identity the world has given you? Are you believing the lies of the enemy that have been spoken over your life? If what you’ve been told does not match with who God says you are—what He has said about you in His Living Word—then what you’re living by is a false identity.
- How do I know I’m living by a false identity?
Do you feel insecure? Are you looking for “love” in others, in a spouse, in your children? Do you get comfort and security from the job title you have, the amount of income you make, or with your material possessions? Anything outside of the Word of God—identifying with worldly things—is a false identity. God’s Word is truth, and He loves you so much that through Christ, you have been given authority and identity.
Prayer for Receiving Identity in Christ
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for saving me! Thank You for seating me on high in heavenly realms with You. Thank You for making me a Child of the Most High God. I am not forsaken or abandoned, but deeply loved by my Father who loves me and formed me in my mother’s womb. I have been predestined to be adopted into sonship through Christ, and I receive this identity now.
Forgive me for letting the lies of the enemy define me. I am not what the world says I am, but who Your Word has called me to be. I am a beloved Son/Daughter of the great I AM. I bind all future lies of the enemy and humbly accept my title to sonship through Christ today. Thank You, Jesus. May I humbly live my life for you, in Your love, mercy, and grace.
In Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Scriptures About Identity in Christ
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority.
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
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 John 3:1-2
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
“He reconciled [me] by Christ’s physical body through death to present [me] holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—if [I] continue in [my] faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel.”
So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.