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I love this quote from Ghandi,
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.
There’s so much wisdom built into that statement.
I want to introduce you to words that can change your life, if you allow them to.
Right now you may know yourself solely based on what others have said about you or what you’ve said about yourself. But the buck stops here.
It’s time to believe the truth.
On July 31, 2006 my life was interrupted. I’d heard about this guy named Jesus. People were telling me that he loved me. He died for me. He wanted a relationship with me.
I said my prayers every night since I was a little girl. We’re taught that right? Now I lay me down to sleep… I pray the Lord my soul to keep. I didn’t have a clue what that meant. My assumption was that was my ticket to Heaven. I prayed. I asked God for help when I needed things. I was in.
I was wrong.
Turns out this Jesus is more important than I had realized. He is the ticket. If you don’t know Him, Heaven ain’t happening for you. (That’s my sophisticated redneck accent coming out)
I started watching this overweight Indian man named Ted, who happened to be the Worship pastor of a church I was checking out. He had grace like I had never seen. He was a man’s man, yet he cried when others cried. He loved others in a way I didn’t know existed. If that’s what following Jesus looked like, I wanted it.
I began a relationship with Jesus, but I didn’t really know what that meant. He kept wooing me, with the goal to learn who I actually was in Christ.
It’s time to learn who you are in Christ. It’s time to learn what the Bible says about who you are. These truths will replace the lies you and I have believed too long. I encourage you to speak these truths out loud, as many times as it takes until they sink in.
There were times I stood in front of the bathroom mirror and spoke them out loud. Though I felt like an idiot at the time, it did the trick.
- I am God’s child – John 1:12
- I am Christ’s friend – John 15:15
- I have been bought with a price and I belong to God –1 Corinthians 6:19-20
- I have been chosen by God and adopted as His child – Ephesians 1:3-8
- I am free from condemnation – Romans 8:1-2
- I am a citizen of Heaven – Philippians 3:20
- I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind – 2 Timothy 1:7
- I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me – Philippians 4:13
This is just a tiny bit of the truth God reveals to us about who we really are. For the complete list, visit Freedom in Christ Ministries.
Though this won’t sink in overnight, I promise, if you repeat these truths out loud, you will start to believe what God really says about you.
Those toxic words, thoughts, and lies you have believed about yourself will disappear and you’ll experience a sense of freedom you didn’t know existed.
Out of the list above, which belief do you struggle with the most?
Sundi Jo is a writer, speaker, and small business owner, making her home in Branson, Missouri. She is the author of Liar Liar, a manifesto that will challenge you, change your heart, and lead you in the right direction to believe the truth about your true identity. You’ll find her engulfed in the social media world, spending time with friends and family, hanging out in a pair of jeans and flip-flops, or writing. Find Sundi Jo on Facebook or Twitter (@sundijo).
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