Claiming Your Identity (4)

Some people believe they have to maintain a certain image to impress others. They believe they only have value when others value them. Their self-worth is rooted in what others think of them. This might be right in their eyes, but it is not what the Bible says.

The lie some believe: “My life has value as long as I can look good to others.”


The truth is: “I have God-given value even though I have fallen in the past and may stumble in the future.”

  • In His grace I am totally accepted by Christ. “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” (Romans 15:7)
  • I am blameless before Christ. “He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation.” (Colossians 1:22)
  • I am righteous in Christ. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
  • I am complete in Christ. “In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness [made complete] in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority.” (Colossians 2:9–10)
  • I am perfect because of Christ. “By one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” (Hebrews 10:14)