In Jesus I find purpose, identity, and increased ability.

“I am the salt and light of the earth.” – Matthew 5:13-14

“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as useless. You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.”

“I am a branch of the true Vine, a channel of His life.” – John 15:1, 5

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener…Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.”

“I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.” – John 15:16

“You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.”

“I am a personal witness of Christ.” – Acts 1:8

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere – in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

“I am God’s temple.” – 1 Corinthians 3:16

“Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and the Spirit of God lives in you?”

“I am God’s workmanship.” – Ephesians 2:10

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

“I may approach God with freedom and confidence.” – Ephesians 3:12

“Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.”

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

In Jesus I find purpose, identity, and increased ability.

What do we learn?

1. My life is valuable.

2. Jesus gives me purpose.

3. Jesus gives me a sense of identity.

4. Jesus gives me access to God.

5. Jesus gives me the ability to do good things that matter.

What should we do?

1. Read these verses and ask yourself what it means to you personally.

2. Write out a truth that you now believe as a result.

3. Live out of a “Thank You” for this truth.

4. Identify a lie that you may have been believing, remove it.

5. Let this truth inform all your relationships and interactions.

(Please note that the “I Am Important” outline here can be found in the Freedom book from Church of the Highlands.)