The Power of “I Am”

For so long, I identified with my hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

I’m codependent.
I’m anxious.
I’m depressed.
I’m afraid.
I’m abused.
I’m an adult child of a narcissist.

I’m…I’m…I’m.

It’s a contraction for the simple words, “I am.” And how misused I’ve been using these words for so long.

God tells us in His word His name that He told Moses to tell Pharaoh, “I am that I am.”

He is, “I am.” And we, His greatest creation, fashioned in His own image, misuse His name constantly in attribute to ourselves. Yet, how foolish – how sinful – of us to do this. Because He is not depression, anxiety, fear, abusive, a narcissist or any of the above hurts, [bad] habits or hang-ups. He is simply, God. And He is good! All the time. And all the time, He is good!

To state, “I’m…” or “I am…” in connection to our humanity is sinful because it places us in a mental state of self-focus. In turn, it spiritually idolizes the hurts, hang-ups and [bad] habits that distance us from God – silencing His authoritative voice in our lives. This thrills the enemy and grieves The Holy Spirit deeply.

Yes, we have struggles. We have hurts, [bad] habits and hang-ups. Yes, we have humanity (sin) that seeks to constantly attempt to trump God’s authority in our lives by first trying to get our minds off of Him. But we must fight back through His strength, through our faith. And by protecting ourselves with His armor. Daily. And have safe, godly accountability to reach out to when life appears to fall apart.

We are not our humanity. We are not our feelings. We are not our pains. We are not our behaviors. We, His children (in Christ), are His greatest creation. To live by it is to declare “I am…” in statements that glorify Him, not us, nor any of our human failings.

Redirect your life by redirecting your words. Allow His words in your life to hold authority. It’s worth the effort and fight to do this.