Who Do You Say You Are?

Who do you call yourself? Do you know your words have power? Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Do you realize your words are so weighty that they have the power to bring life or release death? How many times have you spoke negatively over your body, your life, your marriage, your health, your situation, or your future?

So who do you call yourself?

  • Blessed or cursed?
  • Fruitful or barren?
  • Fertile or infertile?
  • Healed or sick?
  • Whole or broken?
  • Healthy or unhealthy?
  • Chosen or abandoned?
  • Unashamed or shamed?
  • Forgiven or a sinner?
  • Beautiful or ugly?
  • Loved or unwanted?
  • Victorious or a failure?

You might not feel whole or fruitful or chosen or any of these positive things listed above. But it’s not about your feelings right? Instead it’s about who God says you are and according to him you are his beautiful and amazing creation. Whenever your speech doesn’t line up with the Word of God you are selling yourself short of the abundant life that he has for you. Instead, speak all the promises over your life and situation.

If you aren’t sure about your identity then spend time learning who you are in Christ. Pay attention to the words (and thoughts) that come out of your mouth and make sure every word is pleasing to the Lord and lines up with his Word. Whatever you do, choose to speak life over every situation and soon you will see your words manifest into blessings in all areas of your life.

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15 Comments
  • Laura
    Posted at 07:15h, 10 June Reply

    My small group is studying James and this is perfect. I actually just sent the link to everyone. We talk about controlling our tongues but often forget that applies to comments about ourselves as well. Thanks for your encouraging words and for sharing this post.

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 09:17h, 10 June Reply

    How God sees us is so different than what we call ourselves or what the devil makes us believe.
    … & confession- this made me think of Les Mis … I wanted to sing, “Who am I?….I’m Jean Valjean” 🙂

  • Andrea
    Posted at 13:19h, 10 June Reply

    Working on this one 🙂

  • Charles
    Posted at 14:09h, 10 June Reply

    Amazing thoughts! We must stop shaming ourselves. I feel the way we undermine ourself leads us to dangerous situations like depression. We should just feel strong and be strong. Of course, the people we choose to surround us make a lot of difference but keeping our own self happy is our own responsibility! Isn’t it?

  • josh cohen
    Posted at 14:22h, 10 June Reply

    Very interesting article and some very insightful thoughts.
    Thanks a lot

  • torthúil
    Posted at 15:33h, 10 June Reply

    Agree! words are powerful. I think many personal and by extension social problems have their origin in selling oneself short. Christians have it 100% right here in my opinion. 🙂

  • Mihaela Echols
    Posted at 15:46h, 10 June Reply

    Amen it’s not aout our feelings it’s about being loving and encouraging so,people may come to know Christ. I’ll admit though sometimes it hard to hold my tongue at times.

  • Katie Westenberg
    Posted at 17:01h, 10 June Reply

    Wow, preach! I think this is so true and so critical no matter what stage of life we are in. Thank you for boldly speaking truth! Love Proverbs 18.21.

  • Amy
    Posted at 09:20h, 11 June Reply

    Love this and love that verse you shared! Proverbs 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.“ I love the message you have here and I agree 100%! I am blessed <3

  • Amanda
    Posted at 11:10h, 11 June Reply

    Good reminder! Thanks, Caroline 🙂 We should be confident and speak truth!

  • Ifeoma Samuel
    Posted at 21:36h, 12 June Reply

    Wonderful Caroline or words need to be aligned with God’s Word
    Thank you for the list of thoughtful things.
    Blessings to you

  • brianna
    Posted at 23:14h, 12 June Reply

    righteous, redeemed, God’s favorite.:) That is what I call myself.

  • Patricia
    Posted at 23:33h, 12 June Reply

    I love this!

  • Laura Prater
    Posted at 20:44h, 13 June Reply

    This is a great post. We can be our own worst enemy can’t we?

  • Jed
    Posted at 16:13h, 16 June Reply

    Amen! Thank you for this powerful reminder of who we are in Christ. As a psychology professor, I love teaching about the power of our thoughts and words. It’s excited to dive into the science that shows that our words and thoughts matter. Of course, it’s no surprise. God knows exactly what he is talking about 🙂

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