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5 Truths to Change the Way You Think

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This is who you are in Christ.

1. Appearance

My physical appearance (in my unchangeable aspects) is beautiful in God’s sight. He is my designer and maker.

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! (Psalm 139:13–17)

2. Belonging

I am wanted, appreciated and loved by God, the most important person in my life.

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? (Romans 8:31–32)

3. Worthiness

I am now a righteous person in God’s sight since I have trusted Christ. I am covered by the robe of His purity and goodness. Also, since I have a new nature, I am a good person in my general practice of life as I continue to grow in Christ.

I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. (Isaiah 61:10)

4. Security

I am secure in my relationship to Christ, in my daily safety and well-being, and in my future outlook, whether on earth or in Heaven.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38–39)

5. Competence

I am a competent person, equipped by the Holy Spirit to carry out God’s will in my daily life in a way that pleases Him, regardless of what stage of growth I may be in at the present. My real importance in life is connected with the way I am touching other people’s lives with the love of God and message of Christ.

... for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. (Philippians 2:13)

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)

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Taken from “Living on the Edge” by Chip Ingram.