In this world, we are constantly inundated with messages that tell us we’re not good enough. Or, if we would only buy this product, wear these clothes, or drive this car, then we’ll be accepted.
There are too many voices to listen to, and often these voices do not tell us the truth.
That’s why I chose the topic of Who God Says You Are for the October Scripture Writing Plan. This topic can help us remember that, as believers, we are different. And who we are in Christ is enough. More than enough, actually.
I looked up each passage on the plan, and I wrote down what that passage had to say about who God says we are. Here are a few things I wrote down.
Forgiven, children of God, salt of the earth, Jesus’ friend, justified, declared righteous by faith, conquerors, anointed, competent, new creation, ambassadors for Christ, crucified with Christ, redeemed, adopted heirs, chosen, sealed with the Holy Spirit, saved, God’s workmanship, renewed, light, citizens of heaven, filled with Christ, alive, called, chosen race, a royal priesthood.
Wow! I could stop here, and we would all be blessed knowing that we are all of these things through our faith in Christ.
But knowing these things and believing they are true about us are two different things. I think most of us could say, “Yeah, I know that’s what the Bible says that I am.” Internalizing these truths, though, is a whole different story.
So how do we begin to internalize these truths, believe them, and live them out?
First, we have to know what God’s Word says. That’s where the Scripture writing plan comes in.
When you begin to write what the Bible says word for word, that truth becomes implanted in your mind and begins to transform your thoughts.
After we know what God’s Word says, we need to meditate on what it means for our lives. You can go beyond writing out scripture to studying what it means. A couple of ways to do that would be to look at cross-references if you have those in your Bible or read a commentary online to see how the passage fits in with the whole book it is from.
You could also ask yourself these questions: What does this passage tell me about God?; What does this passage say about me and how I’m to live?; How should I respond to what I read?
Your answers to these questions should provide insight into how you are to live out the truth of who God says you are.
I know living it out is easier said than done. We can have the best intentions. But all it takes is one negative comment or some crazy thing happening for us to get off track, take our focus off the Lord, and start walking in defeat rather than victory.
But the more you are in God’s Word and meditate on what it says, the more you can live out these truths.
Visit the Scripture Writing Plan page to download the current month’s plan. You will also have the opportunity to access the Scripture Writing Plan Archives to download plans with other topics.