Who I Am in Christ: 10 Life-Changing Bible Verses

🌺  Written by Brittany Ann

Tired of doubting yourself or feeling like a failure? Check out these 10 “Who I Am in Christ” Bible verses for a new perspective!

 Who I Am in Christ: 10 Life-Changing Bible VersesA few weeks ago, my son mentioned to me that a few boys were picking on him at recess.

Apparently they were calling him names, and it made him sad.

As his momma, I hate that he has to go through that. But I also realize that it’s a part of growing up, and that it’s my job as his momma — not to take all the bullies away — but to teach him how to deal with them appropriately.


So I asked him a question:

“So, if these kids said the sky was purple, would it automatically make it purple? Just because they said so?”


“No! Of course not. Just because they say something doesn’t mean it’s true. It just means that they’re mean, and they’re wrong, and they’re being bullies. And I don’t know about you, but I really don’t care what mean, wrong, bullies have to say, do you?”


Of course, as grown-ups, it’s fairly easy for us to know when other people are being bullies to us and we shouldn’t listen. But what if the bully isn’t outside of us, but inside of us?

After all, in my experience, the MEANEST people most women encounter these days are themselves.


Don’t believe me? Check out my article How to Take Every Thought Captive (It’s Easy than You Think!)

In that article, I shared tons of examples of lies women tell themselves all the time, before going on to explain exactly how to take those lies captive and replace them with the truth of Christ. I bet you’ll recognize some of those lies in your own life as well.

But there’s just one problem… in order to replace negative thoughts with the truth about who we are in Christ — we have to know what the truth is!

Getting in the habit of reading your Bible regularly and learning how to study your Bible for yourself are the two BEST ways to do this.  But today I thought I’d get you started off with 10 very powerful “Who I Am in Christ” Bible verses to get you thinking.


Because, remember, we don’t listen to mean, wrong bullies–even when those bullies are ourselves. Instead, we ask ourselves, “Who am I in Christ?” or “Who am I in Jesus?”

It is not what the world says about us that matters. What matters is who God says I am.

When up against a bully, even when that bully is looking at me in the mirror, I focus on who I am in Christ. And knowing who I am in Christ gives me the strength and wisdom I need to face every bully. I gently (or more firmly if needed!) remind myself “I am who God says I am.”

And knowing who you are in Christ–really knowing–and finding your identity in him? That changes everything.


Who I Am in Christ: 10 Life-Changing Truths All Christians Must Know


1. In Christ, I am Loved (Colossians 3:12)


“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” — Colossians 3:12


As Christians – this is often one of the very first (and most important!) lessons we learn. Just think of the Sunday School songs you probably learned, like “Jesus loves me” or “Jesus Loves the Little Children.”

And yet, how easy is it to forget or question this basic truth about our identity in Christ?

Who am I in Christ? I am loved!

The God of the entire universe LOVES you! He DELIGHTS in you! He REJOICES over you with singing! (Zeph 3:17He doesn’t want to harm you. (Jer 29:11) He came so that you might have a life that’s full and abundant! (John 10:10That’s good news!


2. In Christ, I am Forgiven (Ephesians 1:7)


“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” — Ephesians 1:7


Is your past full of mistakes? Doesn’t matter. Who we are in Christ means we are someone who is forgiven. You are redeemed! In fact, Psalm 103:12 tells us “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”

God doesn’t hold your sins against you. He forgives you and forgets them entirely! (Heb 8:12)


Related Reading: Four Things Every Christian Needs to Know About Forgiveness


3. In Christ, I am Chosen (1 Peter 2:9)


“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” — 1 Peter 2:9


Have you ever felt left out, abandoned or unwanted? Not with God!

God chose you before the beginning of the world (Eph 1:4). He formed you before you were born (Psalm 139:13), and He has called you for a specific purpose. (2 Tim 1:9) You are not an accident, and you are not here by mistake!

This is one “Who I Am in Christ” statement you won’t want to forget!


4. In Christ, I am a New Creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)


“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” — 2 Corinthians 5:17


Do you have a sinful past that makes you feel ashamed? Not anymore.

According to Christ, you are a brand new creation. Our old self is crucified with him (Romans 6:6); now we put on our new self and a new identity in Christ, which is continually being renewed (Col 3:10).

The labels that once defined you are completely stripped of any power over you. Every day is a new day. You can start fresh TODAY.


5. In Christ, I am Not Condemned (Romans 8:1)


“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” — Romans 8:1


Are you constantly beating yourself up because you’re not skinny enough, smart enough, talented enough, young enough, or any other “enough?” Enough! Your identity is no longer rooted in your past — your identity is in Christ and Romans 8:1 tells us there is NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

You are not allowed to beat yourself any longer and satan isn’t allowed to either. You’re forgiven, remember? You’re brand new!


Related Reading: Three Truths to Remember When You Feel Like a Failure


6. In Christ, I am More than a Conquerer (Romans 8:37)


“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” — Romans 8:37


Don’t think you can do it? God thinks you can. Romans 8:37 tells us that we are MORE than conquerors. Philippians 4:13 tells us we can do ALL things through Christ who gives us strength. And 1 Corinthians 15:57 reminds us that God gives us the victory!

Whatever circumstances you’re facing today are NOT too much for you to handle. Not with Christ anyways. When you’re on God’s team, you’re ALWAYS on the winning side.

This is one of my favorite “Who I Am in Christ” statements because it’s just SO powerful!


Related Reading: How to Trust God’s Plan (When You Don’t Know What it is)


7. In Christ, I am God’s Workmanship (Ephesians 2:10)


“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” — Ephesians 2:10


Don’t feel special enough? You should! You are God’s handiwork! He made you. He created you exactly the way He wants you. He LOVES you! And God doesn’t make mistakes. Nor does He have bad taste. He knew exactly what He was doing when He created you!


8. In Christ, I am a Work in Progress (Philippians 1:6)


“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus,” — Philippians 1:6


Of course, just because God made us doesn’t mean that any of us are perfect (unfortunately….). But the good news is — God isn’t done with us yet! God doesn’t just leave us in our sin. He sanctifies us and makes us holy (1 Corinthians 6:11). He works on our hearts more and more every day.

Who am I in Christ? I am a work in progress!


9. In Christ, I am Provided For (Philippians 4:19)


“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:19


Worried how you’ll make ends meet? Don’t be. The Bible promises us over and over again that God will meet all of our needs (Philippians 4:19).

After all, if God takes care of the birds and flowers, won’t He also take care of us as well, His children? (Luke 12:28) Just because you don’t know HOW God will work things out yet doesn’t mean that He won’t!


10. In Christ, I am Victorious! (1 Corinthians 15:57)


“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” — 1 Corinthians 15:57


Whatever you’re facing today — whether it’s the lies on the inside or the tough circumstances on the outside — it’s not too much for God and it’s not too much for you. God will give you the victory when you follow Him! No matter what circumstances you’re facing, God always provides a way out. (1 Cor 10:13) God is working everything out for your good. (Romans 8:28)

Ask it. “Who am I in Christ?” Now say it with me! “I am who God says I am!”

The battle may not be over, but the winner has already been decided. You are victorious!



Looking for even more “Who I Am in Christ” statements to encourage and inspire you? Be sure to check out these Bible Verses about Who I Am in Christ.


Do you ever struggle to believe any of these “Who I Am in Christ” Bible verses? Has this article helped you realize you can say, “I am who God says I am!” and believe it? Do you still find yourself asking, “Who am I in Christ?”


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  1. Thank you for sharing this positive post. I really enjoyed reading it and instantly felt uplifted and cared for by God.

    Bless your day,

  2. Such a wonderful list! And great timing, with school starting up again this is a great reminder to share with my kids 🙂

  3. I love to keep reading those verses that affirm who I am in Christ. It’s so easy to let ourselves be carried away by the comments and thoughts of others about us. But you’re so right! The comments and thoughts of mean, wrong bullies don’t matter because they’re just flat out lies! The truth is always what God says about us.

    In one of Beth Moore’s Bible Studies, The Quest, she asks us 5 questions that get us thinking:

    1. WHERE are you?
    2. WHO told you that?
    3. WHAT are you seeking?
    4. WHY are you afraid?
    5. HOW much more?

    The answer to the second question has to become “God did”. If we’re still replying “So and so did”… it’s because it’s not true! We ARE where God tells us we ARE in life. Not where mean, wrong bullies tell us we are.

    The fifth question is: How much more of the Holy Spirit would your Father in Heaven give you if you asked? So much more! So much more!

    I love Beth Moore and her studies. The Quest was so encouraging and inspiring. I love your post. Thanks for always encouraging and empowering us!

  4. These are great! I know so many women who need to have this kind of positive truth spoken into their lives. (You are loved, you are valuable, you are God’s work of art, you can do this!) I should start leaving post it notes around their houses maybe….. 🙂

  5. Thank you for your heart for all of us to know who we are in Christ Jesus!! I think satan really confuses us when we are not confident in Him! You are a true blessing and I am thankful for your ministry!
    ~Kristin Sanderson

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