Guiding Scripture: Psalm 139:13-14 “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. “
An Identity in Christ versus Imposter Syndrome
by contributing writer: LaVonda McCullough
Who am I? What is my purpose? Who are you, and what is your purpose? These are questions that I often hear people ask. Unfortunately, it appears that Imposter Syndrome has taken control of our lives. We’ve lost ourselves in where we work, what we do, and what club we’ve joined.
An Identity crisis has gone rampant over the world.
We are all fearfully and wonderfully made, according to one of the most beautiful and poetic pieces of scripture in the Bible. This passage speaks to the wonder and mystery of life and creation, affirming the scripture that states, We are created in the image of God.” Genesis 1:37
God says who we are and clearly describes how He sees us. However, the enemy whispers the day after, robbing us of all blessings in store for us.
We walk around with thoughts of comparison and a defeated mindset without using God’s authority. When we feel worthless or unworthy or even begin to hate ourselves, remember that God’s Spirit is willing to work in us.
You can learn to walk through life with God’s perspective of who you are when you write out identity statements. Writing down identity statements and speaking them out loud changed my life and heart. I was soon able to see myself as God sees me.
The change didn’t happen overnight; however, it significantly impacted how I viewed myself and others.
Every one of us has a destiny.
You are loved.
You are chosen.
You are accepted.
You are redeemed.
You are precious.
And you can find other words of faith and truth in the Bible.
Choose today to use the foretelling and forth-telling words spoken to you to saturate your heart and mind, so you embrace the uniqueness God created you to be.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022