What Is True About Me vs. What I Think About Myself


There are days when I wake up, roll over and immediately start scrolling through my phone. Sleepy-eyed and with my hair still in a messy bun I begin to check my email, take a look at the weather, and head over to Instagram to see what’s going on. These days, I only follow accounts that inspire me and that align with my values however even so, as I scroll on down the feed I can begin to feel a weight on my shoulders. Taking in post after post of beautiful people and beautiful places, and I unwantedly begin to compare what’s going on out there to what’s going on here, with me. I start to look down on my design jobs that I’ve done, worry about the number of likes that I’ve been getting, and consider if I should be trying to do more brand partnerships. I begin to imagine what it would be like to live over in Australia (where I follow a lot of people) or to simply travel more; I take in the women who are getting pregnant and having babies. Within a few minutes of having just woken up I’ve begun to paint a picture of how I see myself, which then sets the tone for the day.

What if instead of waking up and focusing on how we think and feel about ourselves, we were to wake up resting in who God says we are. What a difference that would make! There is this song out there right now called, “Who You Say I Am” that is resonating with a lot of people. In it, the artists sing about who we are in Jesus Christ and how God sees us. They sing of His great love for us and how we are chosen not forsaken, “I am who You say I am. You are for me, not against me. I am who you say I am.” It is the most beautiful song to meditate on and to sing first thing in the morning.

Even if you don’t wake up looking through your phone first thing in the morning, it can become easy to throughout the day, see ourselves through faulty lenses. We are so quick to identify our shortcomings and to focus on our mistakes while ignoring who we are at our core - our identity (in Christ). Perhaps you’ve been carrying some heavy weights on your shoulders in regards to what you think or feel about yourself. My friend, it’s time to set those down at the feet of God and to rest in who He says you are. Take some time to give that song a listen and to spend some time reading through the scripture’s listed below about what is true about us according to God’s word.


What Is True About Me vs. What I Think About Myself


What I Think of/Feel About Myself


What Is True About Me According to God’s Word

I am unworthy or unacceptable

I am alone

I feel inadequate and like a failure

I have no confidence

I am depressed and feel hopeless

I’m not good enough

There is nothing special about me

I don’t have enough

I am an anxious person

I lack faith

I am a weak person

I am defeated

I am not very smart

I am in bondage

I am unloved

I am ugly

I am unwanted

I feel guilty

I have no strength

I feel far away from God

I feel condemned

There is no plan for my life

I live under a standard of performance

I am afraid of death

I have no abilities that God could use

I have no spiritual inheritance


I am worthy and accepted (Romans 15:7; Psalms 139)

I am never alone (Hebrews 13:5; Romans 8:38-39)

I am adequate (2 Corinthians 3:5-6; Philippians 4:13)

I have all the boldness and confidence that I need (Eph. 3:12; Heb. 10:19)

I have all the hope I need (Psalm 16:11, 27:3, 31:24; Romans 15:13)

I am perfect in Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10:14; Colossians 2:13)

I have been chosen and set apart by God (Psalm 139; 1 Cor. 6:11; Eph. 1:4)

I have no lack (Philippians 4:19)

I am free from fear (Psalm 34:4; 2 Tim. 1:7; 1 Peter 5:7; 1 John 4:18)

I have all the faith I need (Romans 12:3)

I am strong in Christ (Daniel 11:32; Psalm 37: 34; Philippians 4:13)

I am victorious (Romans 8:37; 2 Cor. 2:14; 1 John 5:4)

I have God-given wisdom (Proverbs 2:6-7; 1 Corinthians 1:30)

I am free in Christ (Psalm 32:7; 2 Cor. 3:17; John 8:36; Gal. 4:3-7)

I am very loved (John 15:9; Rom. 8:38-39; Eph. 2:4, 5:1; 1 John 4:10-11)

I am beautiful and hand-designed (Psalm 139, 45:11)

I have been adopted by God. I am His child (Rom. 8:16-17; Eph. 1:5;)

I am totally forgiven and redeemed (Psalm 103:12; Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14, 20)

I have the Holy Spirit inside of me (Acts 1:8; Eph. 1:19, 3:16; Rom. 8:9-10)

I have direct access to God (Eph. 2:6; 1 Peter 2:5, 9)

I am not condemned (John 3:18; Rom. 18:1)

God has a plan for my life. I have been created for good (Jeremiah 29:11)

I am dead to the law (Rom. 6:14, 7:4-6, 9:30-10:4)

I have been made alive with Christ (Eph. 2:5; Col. 2:15; 2 Cor. 5:8)

I have been given spiritual gifts for His service (1 Cor. 12)

I have died with Christ, was crucified with Him, and buried with Him (Rom. 6:4-8; Gal. 2:20; Col. 2:12-15, 3:3) | I have been raised with Christ (Eph. 1:20, 2:6)



Photography: Luke & Ashley Photography | Styling: Making Room for Peace

Who You Say I Am Lyrics by Hillsong Worship

What I Think of/Feel About Myself vs. Who God Says About Me by Just Moved Ministry