I believe what God says about me. His Word makes some awesome declarations over me and in His Word I will trust. God said in His Word that I am a new creation, so I choose to believe I am. His word says that my old way of life, my old man has passed away and that all things, through my faith in Christ, has become new…so I choose to believe it. The Word also states I am God’s ambassador, so I will wear that badge with honor and to the best of my ability uphold that sacred office, for my righteousness is not found in myself but in Christ.
This is what I believe and boldly and confidently declare! (note: these “I declare” statements work best when confessed out loud)
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 (NKJV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.