“Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’” Matthew 16:16 (ESV)

When asked who he said Jesus was, Peter declared “You are the Christ!” Then Jesus proclaimed who he was, saying “You are Peter, the rock” (Matthew 16:18)! We cannot step into our destiny without first grabbing hold of our identity! It was when Peter identified who Christ was that he found his own identity. If the enemy can twist and pervert our identity, he can steal our destiny! Btw, the whole gender thing is about identity!

While who we say and believe God is, is the most important thing about each of us, what we say, believe about ourselves is a second! It is vital that you know who you are and who’s you are. Press into who God is and you will have greater clarity as to who you are. We’re told that “as a man thinks so he is” (Proverbs 23:7 KJV)! What you think and believe really matters, so dig into it!

God is my Father, Awesome, Creator, Eternal, Judge, Infinite, Lover, Ruler, King, Savior, Sovereign, Wise, Kind, Compassionate, Faithful, Friend, Holy, Intimate, Worthy, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent … and absolutely Good (just to name a few things about my wonderful and glorious God)! There is no one or thing even in the same league, even by a long shot. God stand alone, yet transcendent and intimate!

And because God is… here is a short incomplete list of who I am.

I am a man married to a wonderful woman (Genesis 1:27, 2:23-24)

I am a fighter (1 Timothy 6:12, 2 Timothy 4:7)

I am loved and lover (Matthew 22:37-39, 1 John 4:19-21, 1 John 3:1)

I am a warrior (2 Timothy 2:3-4)

I am worshiper (John 4:24)

I am manifested son of God (Romans 8:19)

I am called & chosen (1 Peter 2:9-10, Deuteronomy 7:6, Matthew 22:14)

I am gifted, anointed & appointed (John 15:16, James 1:17, Isaiah 61:1)

I am part of Christ’s bride (Matthew 25, Revelation 19, Song of Songs)

I am clothed in Christ’s armor (Ephesians 6:13-18)

I am salt & light in a decaying dark world (Matthew 5:13-16, Isaiah 60:1-2)

I am Christ’s ambassador on earth (2 Corinthians 5:20)

I am a king & a priest (Revelation 1:6, 5:10)

I am a co-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17)

I am absolutely surrendered, completely yielded and relentlessly obedient to Christ (John 15:1-10)

I am saved, justified, sanctified & will be glorified in Christ (Romans 8:29-30)

I am washed & forgiven of all my sin (Psalm 103:3&12, I John 1:9)

I am healed (Psalm 103:3, Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24)

I am renewed (Psalm 103:5, Isaiah 40:31, Romans 12:2)

I am not an accident (Psalm 139:13-16, Jeremiah 1:5)

I have a book is written about my life (Psalm 139:16)

I am filled & empowered by the Holy Spirit to do even greater things (John 14:12-14)

I will be clothed in the bridal garments for the wedding feast of the Lamb (Revelation 19:7-8)

I am in the world but not of it (John 17:14-16)

I have authority over all the power of the enemy (Matthew 28:18, Luke 10:19, Mark 16:17-18)

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)

Nothing is impossible for me (Mark 9:23)

I live and walk by faith & not by sight (Galatians 5:25, 2 Corinthians 5:7)

I have purpose & destiny (Jeremiah 29:11)

I have favor (Psalm 90:17)

I will be faithful and occupy till Christ returns (Luke 18:8, Luke 19:13)

How about you? Take time and make your own list. Begin declaring these truths over your life! Marinate in the scriptures provided, after all, what you believe about yourself really does matter! Btw, your list should be similar to the one I just revealed!!!