Bible verses about identity in Christ can help ground us and root us in so many ways.
Knowing your identity or rather, who you are and what you were made for is so important.
When you know who you are and what it is you are called to do, you will have greater self-esteem and will experience less depression/anxiety.
Your identity influences the choices you make, the company you keep, and many other things.
Sometimes, we may become so overwhelmed with trying to please others, we can forget our identity.
The good news is, we can reclaim our identity . One easy way to do this is to meditate on who God, the one who created us, says we are.
I felt led to share with you some Bible verses on identity you can meditate on. If you feel worthless, unworthy, unloved, it’s time to remember who you belong to.
Here are a few of my favorite Bible verses on identity. I pray that as you read them you remember just how amazing and loved you truly are.
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Bible Verses About My Identity in Christ
Verses about being a child of God
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God–
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Bible verses about being a new person
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
More Bible Verses on Identity
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
Oh dear one, the Bible has so many good things to say about you!
The devil may try to get you to doubt your identity, to believe you’re something you really aren’t (such as worthless or hopeless) but when he comes whispering, remind him of who you are and whose you are.
Have a favorite Bible verse on identity that didn’t make the list? Be sure to share it with me in the comments below.
P.S. one thing I love to do is write Bible verses on identity on a sticky note and stick it to the mirror.
Anyone else do this? Does it help boost your confidence in the morning?