These 24 Scriptures for Identity in Christ will encourage you and help you understand how valuable you are to Him!
It was April 17, 2010. I watched in disbelief, tears streaming down my face as my husband of 9 years decided family life was not in his plans and walked out the door for good. Although 2 little girls clung to my knees in despair, I had never before felt as alone as I did that day.
I felt lost. Suddenly a life that had been so neatly planned was upside down. I didn’t know WHO I was.
Those coveted words “wife” were no longer mine. It was a tearing that couldn’t be undone. A tearing that will never be healed in quite the same way.
I had built my identity on something that felt so sure but lacked the necessary foundation of truth.
Can you relate? Maybe you’ve also built a life around a “title” like mom, friend, sister, daughter, employee . . . only to find a breaking you could never have imagined. Or maybe there is no breaking, just an emptiness nothing seems to fill.
Identifying yourself based on a role you’ve been given in life isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but we must remember that all of life’s roles are temporary. And NONE of them can give us the identity we truly long for—only Christ can do that.
As I live out the calling God has given me as a mother, I’m reminded of how important it is that I meditate on this truth often. I’m also reminded of how important it is to teach my children not to look for the roles that they one day might fill, the circumstances that might be just right, or even the physical appearance that others desire, but to help my kids find their identity in Christ.
Our identity is in Christ alone. In Him, we find true worth, value, security, and safety. May we remind ourselves as we teach our kids to look for identity in NOTHING LESS THAN JESUS.
Scripture for Identity in Christ
There is a lot of truth the Bible tells us about our identity in Christ. And the Holy Spirit often highlights that truth as we combat the lies and the distractions we face throughout the day. I’ve learned to put my identity in Christ foremost—above my roles, above my feelings, above what the world says. Meditating on Scripture is a reminder to look at who Christ says I am and not rely on who the world says I am.
Scriptures for Identity in Christ: My Relationship
- I am a child of God: Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world. Philippians 2:14–15
- I am saved: But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
- I am chosen: Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Colossians 3:12
- I have eternal life: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
- I am instructed: But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22
- I am not lacking: Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. Psalm 34:8–10
- I am renewed: So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. 2 Corinthians 4:16–17
- I am a good work: And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
Scriptures for Identity in Christ: My Reality
- I am created: For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:16–17
- I am wonderfully made: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14
- I am His workmanship: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
- I am called: But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
- I am forgiven: Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
- I am loved: Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. 1 John 4:11–12
- I am gifted: For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them. Romans 12:4–6a
- I am cared for: Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Scriptures for Identity in Christ: My Refuge
- I am victorious: You shall not fear them, for it is the LORD your God who fights for you. Deuteronomy 3:22
- I am upheld: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
- I have perfect peace: You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3
- I am guarded: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6–7
- I have hope: Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Romans 5:2–4
- I am protected: This God—his way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30
- I have strength: But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
- I am rewarded: And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6
These Scripture verses are found in the My God Says Truth Cards. There is so much truth found in our identity in Christ. I pray we can hide that truth in our hearts and walk in the security of knowing who we are in Christ.
We’ve created a “Scriptures for Identity in Christ” printable as a visible reminder of who you are in Christ. You can read through God’s promises to you and pray through the included verses to meditate on His words.
Print out this Scripture printable and place it in a spot where you will see it frequently. Hang it near your mirror, tuck it into your Bible or prayer journal.
I would suggest printing on 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock as it will be more sturdy.
Through practical tools & Bible-based resources, Kim Sorgius is dedicated to helping your family GROW in faith so you can be Not Consumed by life’s struggles. Author of popular kid’s devotional Bible studies and practical homeschooling tools, Kim has a master’s degree in education and curriculum design coupled with over 2 decades of experience working with kids and teens. Above all, her most treasured job is mother and homeschool teacher of four amazing kiddos.