Satan likes to call me by my sin, but Jesus calls me by my name. I am not who the Enemy says I am. I am who God says I am.
Child of God
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. Romans 8:13-17 (ESV)
And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:13-14 (ESV)
Redeemed, No Longer A Slave
Doubts, insecurities, and fears are Satan’s attempts to make us carry the chains Jesus has freed us from. Our chains are gone. We’ve been set free. Don’t pick them up just because the Devil tries to shove them in your hands. Don’t let Satan shackle that which Christ has unleashed.
Yes, the Devil likes to call you by your sin. But don’t believe the words of the Great Deceiver. Rather, trust the One who stood by you in the fire. Believe in the One who delivered you from the darkness. Look to the One who calls you by your name.
You are who God says you are.
Keep your faith in the Lord. His promises remain true. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.