Have you ever thought something like, “I could accomplish more if I wasn’t me”? I just did. I mean, like 30 seconds before I typed this sentence I thought this. What! What am I thinking? I’m supposed to be the victory in your identity guy.
Well here is the reality. God made us in His image, and it is Satan’s number one issue. He wants us to not believe it, let alone have victory in it. He will do everything in his limited power to make you believe that you would be better off not being you.
But I have good news. And it starts with him not winning. LOL. God is all powerful and we are not made in the image of the devil. We are made in the image of the God of all.
So here is what you need to do when you find yourself in the situation I just did. You know, the one where you think you would be worth more if you were someone else.
How to Fight Those Thoughts
1.Catch yourself. You have to work on recognizing that this is not how God thinks of you. He loves you and created you like you are. So catch the lie. This will take time and the lies may keep coming, but just like I heard the lie about me out loud, I was able to catch it. Keep working on this, it’s the key to this process.
2. Give it to Jesus. Literally you must get that thought out of your head. The best way I have found is to pray out loud. If you say out loud, “Jesus help me. I don’t want to believe this. Help me to see myself the way you see me”, then Jesus will help you. He is amazing.
3.Fill the empty spot. You had a thought about yourself. It’s a lie. But now it’s gone. You need to fill that brain space with the truth or it will stay there empty, and will fill itself over time with the same sort of lie. It just happens that way. So for my thought, “I could accomplish more if I wasn’t me.”, I simply say the reverse. “I couldn’t accomplish as much if I wasn’t me.” Believe me, God doesn’t want to do things through you acting as someone else. You are perfect, you just have bad habits. He will fix that over time.
4.Commit to Jesus. Do it again and again. Do it as many times as you need to. Trust me, I’ve been doing it for years. I have had victory in my identity, but I work at it to this day.
I want you to live in victory in your identity in Christ. I want to show you what the fight looks like. I’m the victory guy, but today, the battle threw a stone at me. But I dodged it. In fact, I fought it so practically, that within 30 seconds of it, I wrote a blog on how to do it.
I often say that the biggest contributor to the school of identity is the enemy of Jesus. He gives me free things to write about every day. Well today, I accomplished more then I could of if I wouldn’t have been me. Now, you get to see me in victory. Let’s fight together.