Skip to main content

About Me

My photo
Hope & Encouragement for Women

Counselor’s Corner: Who Does God Say That I Am?


When you do not know what your identity is in Christ, or what God says about you; you believe the lies that the enemy dishes out to you. Have you ever wondered why some Christians live in defeat? This can be contributed to not knowing or believing what your new identity in Christ is.
If you have struggled with knowing that God loves you and knowing your worth and value, take the time and read and meditate what the truth says. The truth can be found by not only reading the Bible, but believing what it says. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32


Reflect and ponder: Do you know your new identity on Christ?

Counselor’s corner:

The following truths are what God says about you.

·        You are loved by God. Not because of what you have done or have not done. The Bible tells us that while we were sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
·        You are a new creation. If anyone is in Christ, old things have passed away and you are a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17.
·        You are a member of the body of Christ. You belong to a new family, one that will be with you in eternity. 1 Corinthians 12:27
·        You are a friend of God. Jesus said, “I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15
·        You are free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2. The penalty for sin before was death, but now through the shed blood of Christ; we can be free from death.
·        You are born of God and the evil one does not touch you. 1 John 5:18.
·        You are holy and without blame before Him in love. Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:16.
·        You are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus to do good works. Ephesians 2:10.
·        You are a joint heir with Jesus, sharing His inheritance with Him. Romans 8:17.
·        You are a temple of God. His spirit and His life lives in you. 1 Corinthians 6:19.
·        You have been redeemed and forgiven. Colossians 1:14.
·        You have been adopted by God as His child. Ephesians 1:5. It does not matter what family you were born into, you have been adopted by God and have a new bloodline.

This list is nowhere near exhaustive. Read the Bible for yourself, and believe what God says about you. It does not matter what you think of yourself, what others think of you, but what God says about you. No matter your background, if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, these truths apply to you! You are no longer a sinner wrapped in shame and condemnation, so stop seeing yourself that way. If you are still thinking about the things you did in the past, realize that is a plan of the enemy to keep you from knowing your true identity.

If your sins have been removed from the record, deleted; then why keep beating yourself up for things you have been forgiven for?

A key to breakthrough from living defeated is believing that you are a new creation in Jesus Christ, instead of the person you used to be.



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Counselor's Corner: Investing in Your Marriage

If you have been married for any length of time you know that marriage is hard work. As with anything successful in your life putting time and effort are keys to how fruitful those things will be.


Perhaps you did not have the proper role models growing up to show you how to have a successful marriage, but you desire to have a healthy marriage. If God has brought you together with your spouse the greatest investment that you can make besides your relationship with God is your marriage.


Anyone can have a dull, lifeless marriage, but a marriage that is thriving takes certain elements to help it succeed. If you planted some flowers but forgot to fertilize and water those plants they would eventually become lifeless and die. Healthy marriages take the time to nurture and weed out anything hindering their relationship.



Couples striving for a healthy marriage should first ask God to cleanse their hearts of any unforgiveness, anger, resentment or offenses of their spouse. Staying angry or rese…

Counsselor's Corner: Where has Your Focus Been Lately?

What you focus on the most will grow. The enemy will try to get you to focus on what is wrong, what is not working, and what is worrisome to you. When you lose your focus on what is true, what is right, what is lovely and what is a good report (Philippians 4:6), you will begin to focus on the opposite of these.


CHOOSING to focus on the good will be a daily decision. When the enemy shows you something that is causing fear, worry or frustration, turn away and CHOOSE to focus on the good.


→If your focus has been more on the negative lately check to see who you have been hanging out with, what you have been reading or watching on TV, and giving your attention to the most.


→An unthankful heart can cause you to focus on your wants, but a heart of gratitude will cause you to focus on your blessings.


Distractions come to sidetrack you and get you to focus on what the enemy has brought in front of you. Keeping focus on Jesus means deliberately fading out everything that pulls you away from the…

Counselor's Corner: Healing from Trauma

→What is trauma?
A deeply distressing experience, or a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems usually for a long time.


Trauma can occur one time like death, natural disasters or accidents, or trauma can be prolonged and repetitive like abusive relationships, family with addictions, or combat.


Trauma that causes the most mental health issues are prolonged and repeated traumas and trauma that occurs from people especially parent-child relationships.



→What is a traumatic event?
Extreme stress that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope and overwhelms a person emotionally, cognitively and physically.


→Symptoms of trauma:
·Hypervigilant/guarded
·Easily startled
·Sensitive to certain noises
·Feeling on edge
·Depression/anxiety
·Overwhelming feelings of guilt
·Intrusive thoughts of trauma
·Disconnected from others and difficulty trusting others
·Difficulty handling stress
·Emotional numbness


→Long-term effects of trauma can include:
·Substance and alc…