Devo: Creature habits.

Lime butterfly

By Tiffany Deluccia

In Christ, we are completely new. The old self is gone; it isn’t the true you anymore. I’ve found it’s hard to feel new sometimes: when you’re struggling with temptation, when you’ve exploded in anger, when you feel depressed…

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

But faith holds onto the fact that Christ made you a new creation — He didn’t clean up the old version; He replaced it with something better. The nagging feeling in your gut when you struggle should now be, ‘This isn’t who I am in Christ.’

Understanding who You are in Christ, who this new creature is, is the most important ingredient to battle the fear, insecurity or sin you face.

And in case right now, at this very moment, you could use a reminder of who you are in Christ…

You are more than a conqueror.

You have a spirit of power, love and a sound mind.

You are loved to the extreme.

You are not alone.

You have authority over evil.

Ask God to give you a revelation of who you are in Him. Just reading the words won’t make you understand your freedom; believing them will.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Allie says:

    Thank you for the much needed reminder. I am reading this at the perfect time because I have really been struggling with claiming my identity as of late. I just moved to a new place, started a new master’s program, and am surrounded by people who know nothing about me yet. It is really easy to fall into insecurity and doubt, especially when I am feeling lonely and have not found community yet. This simple post came at the best time for me.

    Thanks for be willing to share what the spirit is teaching you.

    1. Hi Allie,

      Thanks for sharing a bit about where you are. I will pray for you as you start this new season! You’re so right about times of great change causing us to forget our confidence in our identity in Christ, which is usually when we need to rely on His love most. Take heart! You are not alone, and I believe God will send faithful friends your way. I remember my how God taught me to lean on Him during my freshman year in college, when I felt extremely lonely. He is enough for you, and He’ll prove it!


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