The Mirror of God’s Word Strengthens Your Self-Image

By Michael Christian | Blog

God challenges us to believe we are what His Word declares us to be. As God’s people, we are radically changed when we meditate in God’s Word. (Romans 12:2) The new thoughts of God’s Word  replace the old, worldly thoughts upon which we once acted. Our behavior changes when our actions are based on the truth that God loves and accepts us.

Most of us suffer or have suffered from low self-esteem, having allowed ourselves to be defined by the negative things others said about us. But who we are is not determined by man, whether parents, teachers, spouses, ex-spouses, or so-called friends, but by our Heavenly Father. Many assume God’s Word is judgmental and condemning toward imperfect people. Actually, His thoughts toward us are higher and better than our thoughts about ourselves, because He sees us as new creations in Christ. He sees us with a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11-13) As we dare to believe God’s Word, our minds are renewed, our behavior changes, we are liberated from the past, and we see ourselves as Sons and Daughters of God, equipped and empowered to serve Him.

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Lord the Spirit. —2 Corinthians 3:18

God’s Word is like a mirror. When we read it, it reads us. It shows us who we are. But more than that, it reflects back the glory of Jesus and who we will become as we are changed into his image. We become what we worship. As we view Jesus in the Word, we are transformed to be like Him. Just like we are what we eat physically, we are what we eat spiritually. By meditating in God’s Word daily, we are changed into the image of Christ. You grow spiritually as you feed on these truths. (If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, click here.)

  • I am so loved by God that He sent His only begotten Son to die in my place and give me eternal life. John 3:16
  • I am born again by faith in Christ Jesus. John 3:3-6, Romans 10:9-10
  • I am forgiven of all my sins and washed in the blood of the Lamb. Ephesians 1:7
  • I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • I am delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God’s kingdom. Colossians 1:13
  • I am God’s child—for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God, which lives and abides forever. 1 Peter 1:23
  • I am a new creation in Christ; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • I am God’s workmanship, re-created in Christ Jesus for good works. Ephesians 2:10
  • I am accepted in the Beloved in Christ. Ephesians 1:6
  • I am a believer, and the light of the gospel shines in my mind. 2 Corinthians 4:4
  • I am a doer of the Word and blessed in my actions. James 1:22, 25
  • I am a joint-heir with Christ. Romans 8:17
  • I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. Romans 8:37
  • I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony. Revelation 12:11
  • I am a partaker of His divine nature. 2 Peter 1:3, 4
  • I am an ambassador for Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:20
  • I am empowered by the Holy Spirit to witness for Jesus Christ. Acts 1:8
  • I am a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people. 1 Peter 2:9
  • I am the temple of the Holy Spirit and not my own. 1 Corinthians 6:19
  • I am the head and not the tail; I am above only and not beneath. Deuteronomy 28:13
  • I am the light of the world. Matthew 5:14
  • I am His elect, full of mercy, kindness, humility and longsuffering. Colossians 3:12, Romans 8:33
  • I am firmly rooted, built up, established in my faith, and overflowing with gratitude. Colossians 2:7
  • I am called of God to be the voice of His praise. 2 Timothy 1:9, Psalm 66:8
  • I am raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places. Colossians 2:12, Ephesians 2:6
  • I am greatly loved by God. Colossians 3:12; Romans 1:7, 1 Thessalonians 1:4, Ephesians 2:4
  • I am strengthened with all might according to His glorious power. Colossians 1:11
  • I am submitted to God and the devil flees from me, because I resist him in the Name of Jesus. James 4:7
  • I am redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness and poverty. Galatians 3:13, Deuteronomy 28:15-68
  • I am complete in Him Who is the head of all principality and power. Colossians 2:10
  • I am alive with Christ. Ephesians 2:5
  • I am free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2
  • I am far from oppression, and fear does not come near me. Isaiah 54:14
  • I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me. 1 John 5:18
  • I am healed by the stripes of Jesus. 1 Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:6
  • I am holy and without blame before Him in love. 1 Peter 1:16, Ephesians 1:4
  • I have the mind of Christ. Philippians 2:5, 1 Corinthians 2:16
  • I have Christ with me at all times. Matthew 1:23, 28:20, Hebrews 13:5
  • I have the Holy Spirit as my indwelling Comforter, Helper, and Teacher. John 14:16, 26, 16:13
  • I have God’s Word as a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105
  • I have peace with God through my Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1
  • I have the peace of God that surpasses understanding. Philippians 4:7
  • I have the Greater One living in me; greater is He Who is in me than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
  • I have received the gift of righteousness and reign as a king in life by Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17
  • I have received the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus. Ephesians 1:17, 18
  • I have received the power of the Holy Spirit to lay hands on the sick and see them recover, to cast out demons, and to speak with new tongues. Mark 16:17-18
  • I have authority over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means harm me. Luke 10:17, 19
  • I have put off the old man and have put on the new man. Colossians 3:10
  • I have given and it is given to me good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over. Luke 6:38
  • I have no lack for my God supplies all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
  • I can quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one with my shield of faith. Ephesians 6:16
  • I can do all things through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:13
  • I show forth the praises of God who has called me out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9

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