Satan likes to keep former addicts thinking that they’re worthless, or at least less worthy than others. By doing so, there’s a higher likelihood of relapse and a decreased chance for spiritual growth.
On the other hand, Christians who not only understand what the Bible says about being a child of God, but also personalize the scriptures, are most likely to move into the sanctification process – a spiritual pattern of growth in which they set themselves apart for holy use.
Christians who have recovered from addictions have a lot to contribute to the Kingdom of God. Below is a list of scriptures with descriptions to help remind recovered addicts who they are in Christ.
• I am a child of God. (John 1:12)
• I am part of the true vine. (John 15:1-5)
• I am Christ’s friend. (John 15:15)
• I am chosen by Christ to bear His fruit.
• I am a child of God; God is spiritually my Father.
(Romans 8:14-15; Galatians 3:26; 4:6)
• I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him. (Romans 8:17)
• I am a temple—a dwelling place—of God. His Spirit and His life dwell in me.
(1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19)
• I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him. (1 Corinthians 6:17)
• I am a member of Christ’s body. (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 5:30)
• I am a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
• I am reconciled to God and a minister of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:18-19)
• I am a saint. (Ephesians 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:2)
• I am God’s workmanship—His handiwork—born anew in Christ to do His work. (Ephesians 2:10)
• I am a fellow citizen with God’s Family. (Ephesians 2:19)
• I am righteous and holy. (Ephesians 4:24)
• I am a citizen of heaven, seated in heaven right now. (Philippians 3:20; Ephesians 2:6)
• I am hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:4)
• I am an expression of the life of Christ because He is my life. (Colossians 3:4)
• I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved. (Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4)
• I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling. (Hebrews 3:1)
• I am a partaker of Christ; I share in His life. (Hebrews 3:14)
• I am one of God’s living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house. (1 Peter 2:5)
• I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession. (1 Peter 2:10)
• I am an enemy of the devil. (1 Peter 5:8)
• I am a child of God and I will resemble Christ when He returns. (1 John 3:1-2)
• I am born of God, and the evil one—the devil—cannot touch me. (1 John 5:18)
• I died with Christ and died to the power of sin’s rule over my life. (Romans 6:1-6)
• I am free forever from the condemnation. (Romans 8:1)
• I have received the Spirit of God into my life that I might know the things freely given to me by God. (1 Corinthians 2:12)
• I have been given the mind of Christ.
(1 Corinthians 2:16)
• I have been bought with a price, I am not my own; I belong to God. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
• Since I have died, I no longer live for myself, but for Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:14-15)
• I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I am now living is Christ’s life. (Galatians 2:20)
• I was chosen in Christ to be holy before the foundation of the world. I am without blame before Him. (Ephesians 1:4)
• I have direct access to God through the Spirit.
• I have been rescued from the domain of Satan’s rule and transferred to the Kingdom of Christ. (Colossians 1:13)
• I have been justified—completely forgiven and made righteous. (Romans 5:1)
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