In this exercise, revisit the lies you realize you have believed about yourself. For some, this may mean you are recognizing for the first time that those voices in your head telling you that you are less than, not enough, imperfect, unworthy, etc., are not true, and are in fact, flat-out lies! Whatever those lies are, identify them and jot them down.
In addition, write down specific negative words or phrases that come to mind about yourself (such as for me, things like “I am a boy, not a man”). Then write down the opposite of those words. That is often where the truth is revealed about who we really are!
This is my personal identity statement that I have been reading each morning for the past 12 years:
My name is Shawn Raymond Petree, Beloved, I am loved.
I am Your chosen son. I am family.
Your Spirit is in me. Jesus is formed (and is forming) in me.
I am an heir of Your Kingdom, a prince, a saint. I chose joy today!
I am a strong, confident, warm, truthful, assertive,
creative, courageous man; a warrior.
Husband to a beautiful, godly wife.
Father to three provided children.
Friend to many.
I am loved.