• Vernica W.

ReClaiming your I AM

Be careful not to give identity to the harmful words you speak over yourself. "I AM" is an acknowledgment that identifies your identity.

We have become automated to allow our life circumstances to speak identity to our present and future. Saying, "I have..." verses "I am..." is the difference between being identified as {"I am"} the thing or separating yourself from the situation/ happenstance that has occurred, {"I have"} the thing.

I want to be clear. I am not saying what you experienced did not happen or what you are feeling is not real. What I am doing is giving you a reframing tool that will separate YOU from your experience.

For many of us, including myself, this is why the grieving of oneself through identity work is so hard due to the process of rebuilding that occurs. You are shedding off the old self you placed so much identity in. When snakes grow they shed the outer layer of skin. It is said that this process is uncomfortable for reptiles. In the same way, you are shedding the false identity off of your true identity.

"I AM" is an acknowledgement that identifies your identity.

I know this is not easy to do whatsoever, but giving yourself grace one reframe at a time with God it can be done! So many of us do daily affirmations starting with "I AM". Having the belief that speaking affirmations will bring those positive results because of the power behind the words. I exhort you to acknowledge that same power when you speak false identity to your core. Do you really want those saying to become true in your life? How do "I AM" affirmations have such power? It is backed by a biblical principle...

The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the benefits {Proverbs 18:21 NLT}

Once we agree with the words someone said about us or what we say about ourselves we take on the power of those words. Those words become a mirror in secret that becomes the glasses we see the world through. Being careful of and reframing the words we speak over ourselves needs to be a daily practice to practice to ReClaim God's identity of you in your mind, body, and spirit. What identity are you holding on to that is robbing you of everything you can be and who you are?

Be Well.


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