How can we fix a distorted sense of identity and self talk? The enemy of our soul is constantly asking this question of us: “Who do you think you are?!”. Satan tells us that he was the answer: “You’re nothing! You’re capable of nothing. You might as well give up.” He’s lying straight to our faces and many of us believe the lie is true. We should ask ourselves this question. Who do I think I am? Because the truth is that when we tap into the real answer to our identity, our lives change.
The Bible says that the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Who we are, how we think about ourselves, all of that self-information is held in our hearts. The belief of who we are controls so much of our lives. It shapes our world view. If we feel unworthy of love, then every act and word from people around us will feel hostile. It will seem that the world is out to get us.
When we get our identity from the lies of the devil, it perverts our calling. Where we are called to love and bless, we’ll lash out in anger and speak hateful, death-soaked words that cut and further the lies of the enemy. Our words then reinforce this false identity in ourselves and others.
God says that no man can tame the tongue. So, what do we do? How do we change our own view of who we are? We need to stay connected to Jesus. We need to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit who speaks words of life into our hearts so that when we speak, our hearts are filled with truth and life. Our lives change when we ask Jesus to save us and be our Lord, he offers us a new identity. We just have to seek that out and welcome it in. We can be transformed. We have to accept it and continue to fill ourselves with the truth of our identity.
“Who do you think you are?!” Good question, devil. I’m a child of the Most High. I’m the property of the King of Kings. He calls me his friend. No weapon formed against me will prosper because I am more than a conqueror. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I am not a victim. My circumstances do not control who I am. I have lived in plenty and in times of lacking and through it all, my Jesus has been there with me. I am a soldier in the army of Heaven and I rule with the Creator of the Universe as He directs me. He is my source for every need I have. I am his slave- not a slave to sin. I am filled with the fruits of his Spirit. Not fear or pride or lust. I am loved. I am called worthy by Jesus and no one can take that away from me. Yes, I feel pretty good about who I am. 🙂
Thanks for sharing very perceptive words from The Word. God wants us to have positive self esteem, giving Him the glory in all circumstances.