Live Up to Your Namefrom You Version

The more you reaffirm who you are in Christ, the more your behavior will begin to reflect your true identity. – Neil T. Anderson

These eight truths about our identity in Christ are just the beginning of learning our true identity in Christ. A simple Internet search on who I am in Christ will bring about pages upon pages of articles, videos, podcasts, and documents. This content from a variety of Biblical sources will take us deeper on our quest to learn more about who God says we are and what qualities we possess as His children. 

But simply learning new information is not enough. We must apply it and internalize it so that we can live it out. That simply means that we recognize the things we’ve believed that are not accurate and then speak what is the truth over our minds. 

Pastor Craig Groeschel shared a message called Words to Live By. In this message he talks about replacing the lies we believe with truth from the Bible. In order to do this, he gives two questions for us to ask ourselves as we decide what our “words to live by” are. They are:

  1. What negative thoughts are dominating your thinking?
  2. What spiritual truth will demolish these strongholds?

The negative thought processes that we all struggle with in our lives are strongholds. That literally means that they have a strong hold on our thoughts. But, we don’t have to stay there. We have what we need to combat anything that attempts to seize our rightful identity. 

We have God’s Word—the Bible.  

God’s Word is living, active, and sharper than any two-edged sword. It discerns the thoughts and intentions of our hearts. It was breathed out by God and benefits us in correction, teaching, and encouragement. God’s Word is a lamp for our feet, and it lights up our paths. It can be hidden in our hearts so that we won’t sin against God. 

Let’s begin applying the life-giving truth we find in the Bible so that we move from victimhood to victory. It’s time that we live up to our name and know who we are in Christ. 


  • Write out the eight truth statements from this Plan and speak them aloud everyday. 
  • Spend time over the next three days writing out the most common negative thoughts and how they affect your daily living. Then, replace them with one of eight truth statements from this Plan.
  • Going forward, begin each day by reciting these truths about who you are in Christ and watch your mind transform dramatically.

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