“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
“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
As health-conscious Christian women, God repeatedly speaks to us about our health and our lives through his Word, but because of our false identities, we continue to subconsciously add our limited understanding and our broken ways of doing things to His Word, so we never fully get healed.
This subconscious programming is why releasing weight is like an uphill battle. It keeps us spinning our wheels year after year without ever making any progress.
So just how do we change these false identities and/or subconscious programming? Although each identity is different in the way they manifest and limit your perspective on God; a familiar thread runs through each of them. Upon closer inspection, we can see that at the root of each identity is a need to experience the true and living God and to understand just how much He loves us. Most, if not all, of our strongholds arise because we are unable to accept God’s love for us. When we learn how to receive His love, then we will learn to act in way that demonstrates love for ourselves. When we operate on this level, our weight and health will no longer be an issue.
Reset is a process that involves a variety of strategies ranging from spiritual daily preparation of your hearts and minds to long term, practical solutions for self-care.
We will be learning six strategies for resetting over the coming weeks. Each strategy will be specific and unique to each of the false identities with similar threads running through each of them.
Learning who we are in Christ is one of the best things we can do for our self-esteem, confidence, freedom and to help us finally stop fighting the losing battle.
Our Heavenly Father longs for us to know truth. Truth is a powerful weapon we have to fight against the enemy’s lies. Truth comes from developing a relationship with God and fully experiencing Him. Relationship builds trust and trust builds love. When we can learn to love God, our neighbor and ourselves, we will be free. Follow this excellent link to learn about who you are in Christ or conduct your own study to come up with some of your own. http://crossinglouisville.com/sermon/our-identity-in-christ/.
For today, focus on re-educating yourself on who you are in Christ by reading the following scriptures or using the link above as an additional reference. What is the Holy Spirit revealing to you as you study these scriptures in light of your gift/false identity? Click on each titles to learn all of the reset strategies for additional reset strategies we will be learning over the coming weeks.
Who you are in Christ- focus on God’s grace
• I am confident that God will perfect the work He has begun in me (Phil 1:6)
• I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love and self-discipline (2 Tim 1:7)
• I am given God’s glorious grace lavishly and without restriction (Eph 1:5,8)
Who you are in Christ- Focus on God’s wisdom and love
- I am God’s coworker (2 Corinthians 6:1)
- God’s power works through me (Ephesians 3:7)
- I am completed by God (Ephesians 3:19)
Who you are in Christ- Focus on God’s love, peace and authority
- I am set free (Romans 8:2; John 8:32)
- My heart and mind is protected with God’s peace (Philippians 4:7)
- possess the mind of Christ (I Corinthians 2:16)
Share your insights on who you are in Christ:
In the Facebook group ( for Haven small group members only) My identity in Christ
In the forum (for e-course members only) – My identity in Christ
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