What does this sojourn of ours really mean?
How does God look at us as individuals, as His children, and as His called
and chosen people? Who are you? What are you? Why do you exist? Here are
the Bible answers, direct from God to you.
You are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).
You are a part of the true vine and a channel of Christ's life (John 15:1-5).
You are enslaved to God (Romans 6:22).
You are a temple, a dwelling place of God (1 Corinthians 3:16).
You are a member of Christ's body (1 Corinthians 12:27).
You are a saint (Ephesians 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:2).
You are God's workmanship, His handiwork, begotten anew in Christ to do His work (Ephesians 2:10).
You are righteous and holy (Ephesians 4:24).
You are hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3).
You are chosen of God, holy and dearly beloved (1 Thessalonians 1:4; Colossians 3:12).
You are a child of light and not of darkness (1 Thessalonians 5:5).
You are one of God's living stones being built up in Christ as a spiritual house (1 Peter 2:5).
You are a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of God's own possession (1 Peter 2:9-10).
You are an alien and a stranger to this world in which you temporarily live (1 Peter 2:11).
You are an expression of the life of Christ (Colossians 3:4).
You are the friend of Christ (John 15:15).
You are appointed by Christ to bear His fruit (John 15:16).
You are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).
You are joint heir of Christ, sharing in His inheritance (that means the will has already been written and your name has been included) (Romans 8:17).
You are reconciled to God, a servant (minister) of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).
You are justified, forgiven, and free forever from condemnation (Romans 5:1; Romans 8:1).
You have been given the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:5).
You may approach God with boldness, freedom and confidence (Ephesians 3:12; Hebrews 12:4).
You have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer you who live, but Christ lives in you (Galatians 2:20).
You have been blessed with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3).
You were chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blame before Him (Ephesians 1:4).
You have been given exceedingly great and precious promises by God by which you are a partaker of God's very own divine nature (2 Peter 1:4).
You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13).
You are not the great "I AM," but by the grace of God you are what you are (1 Corinthians 15:10).
Because you are in Christ, every one of these attributes and characteristics is true of you.
Believe what God has said about you.
If you remind yourself of who you are in Christ, the more your behavior will reflect your true identity.