Have you ever heard the song “You Say” by Lauren Daigle? It’s one of those chart topping hits that packs a strong message we all need to hear. The heart of the message is to fight the internal lies of this world with the TRUTH about our identity being in Christ.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the messages this world says about who we are and who we should be. But that path ends with us feeling empty and lost.

The Bible speaks truth about our identity being in who God says we are. If God says it, we should follow and listen to that path above anything the world says.

Listen to this song and absorb the messages of TRUTH about your identity in Christ:

It all begins with asking for help in the battle

“I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough

Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up

Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low

Remind me once again just who I am because I need to know”

We can’t always fight the lies on our own and we need God’s truth to help us defeat the negative self-talk.

What does God say is true about us?

“You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing

You say I am strong when I think I am weak

And you say I am held when I am falling short

And when I don’t belong, oh You say I am Yours

And I believe, Oh I believe

What You say of me, I believe”

Our flesh isn’t always strong enough to stay focused on the truth of our identity in Christ. Remembering these things can be helpful, especially when you are going through a tough season of negative self-talk.

What God thinks of us trumps everything else

“The only thing that matters now is everything You think of me

In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity…(chorus)

Who are you living for? God’s approval or man’s approval? Galatians 1:10 speaks to this “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.” What God thinks of you and who He says you are is what matters most when it comes to your identity.

Surrendering your old identity helps you embrace the new one

“Taking all I have and now I’m laying it at Your feet

You have every failure, God, You have every victory

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing

You say I am strong when I think I am weak

You say I am held when I am falling short

When I don’t belong, oh You say I am Yours

And I believe, Oh, I believe

What You say of me

I believe, Oh, I believe

Yes I believe what You say of me

I believe”

Fighting the lies of negative self-talk actually begins with surrender to the Lord. He is what heals our shame. He is what speaks truth against the lies. He is the one who gives us new life and identity. Surrendering to Him is where the new you begins.

Is your identity rooted in Christ? What do you believe about who He says you are?