- My identity comes from God. My self-image, how positively or negatively I view myself, can change, but my God-given identity is permanent and unchanging.
- God loves me unconditionally. He’s never going to give up on me.
- Because God is pleased with who I am, I’m good enough as I am. Pretending to be someone I’m not doesn’t help anyone. I can’t go wrong if I remain true to who God made me to be.
- God alone has the authority to determine my worth. I’m valuable because God says I am.
- All voices are powerless to negate who I am. I don’t have to allow others to downgrade my self-image.
- I’m a work in progress. I’m free to experiment with my life to determine the best path for me. I can grow and become more of who God made me to be.
- No matter how many mistakes I make, there’s always a path forward for me. I never have to live without hope.
- God has forgiven me and taken away my shame. My past wounds and mistakes are important to understand, but I’m not doomed to repeat them.
- I prefer to have others like me, but I’ll be okay if they don’t.
- I don’t have to do what others want or be who they want. Sometimes the most loving action is refusing to put my life on hold despite another’s preferences.
- God wants me to focus on only what I can control. I can choose for myself and allow others to choose for themselves.
- Whatever I can possibly lose isn’t part of my identity. If I lose it I can thrive without it.
- I can survive the changes, crises, and consequences that come into my life. I can endure all things through Christ who strengthens me.
- God created me with needs and desires. He wants me to find healthy ways to meet my needs. I’m not selfish when I’m allowing others to meet my needs.
- I’m irreplaceable. I have a unique contribution to make. No one else can perform some tasks in the same way I can.
- If it’s beyond my purpose, it’s not my responsibility. I accept what I can’t do as much as I appreciate what I can do.
- God wants me to pursue His specific purposes for creating me. I have a destiny to fulfill. No one can cancel my destiny.
- My identity is who I am. My destiny is where I’m going. My circumstances don’t determine my identity or my destiny. I already have all I need to experience peace and joy.
- No weapon formed against me shall prosper. There are many plans but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. I will live forever.
Identity Affirmations by Matt Pavlik, author of Confident Identity
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