Scripture Reflection

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matt 25:21

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”  Phil 2:12

Last week, we reviewed a series of tools designed to help you crystallize your goal. This week we will review the fears, beliefs and identities that subconsciously sabotage  the very goals you’re trying to achieve. As you review this section, pray for grace, wisdom and understanding so that you can be patient with yourself as you understand the process of change. It can often feel like one step forward and two steps back  so give yourself lots of love and trust the process.

 Week 9 Review- Your Identity in Christ

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.

In this session we learned how to see ourselves as God sees us as well as learn who He says we are.  Understanding our identity 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 is developed 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 more about who you are in Christ. http://crossinglouisville.com/sermon/our-identity-in-christ/

Review some of the confessions you declared in week 9 about who you are in Christ. Are you still mindful of them? What can you do today to help you continue to confess and declare your true identity instead of defaulting back to your false identity?

In the Facebook group ( for Haven small group members only) My identity in Christ

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