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The Spiritual Side of Trading: Your Identity

 

In life you have certain advantages available to you. As a trader, I have drawn on these truths for many years. I know my identity, and it has helped me to become a better trader. I personally identify with every one of the 42 items listed in the table below.

You have the opportunity to find your own identity. Once you have found it, you will never want to let it go. According to scripture you are, if you choose, all of the things written in the table below.

The Bible clearly states that humans are made a little lower than the angels. However, that doesn't mean we have to stay that way. Only human beings are created in the image of God. Accepting what the Bible says will reveal to anyone their true identity. You can be royalty, a child of God, a person with more power than has been given to any angel.

You are, or can be:

The salt of the Earth Matt 5:13
The light of the world Matt 5:14
Dead to sin Rom 1:12, 1 Pet 2:24
A saint Rom 1:7, Cor 1:2, Phil 1:1
No longer a slave to sin Rom 6:6
A servant of righteousness Rom 6:18
Free from condemnation Rom 8:1
A son of God Rom 8:14-15, Gal 3:26
A co-heir with Christ Rom 8:17
More than a conqueror Rom 8:37
A child of God John 1:12, 1 Pet 1:23
Set free John 8:31-32
Loved by Jesus John 15:9
A friend of Jesus Christ John 15:15
Chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit John 15:16
Loved by the Father John 16:27
His John 17:9
Holy and blameless Eph 1:4; 1 Pet 1:1
Blessed with every spiritual blessing Eph 1:3
Forgiven of all my sins and washed clean Eph 1:7, Heb 9:14, Col 1:14
Seated with Christ in heaven Eph 2:6
A holy temple Eph 2:21; 1 Cor 6:19
A dwelling for the Holy Spirit Eph 2:22
Righteous and holy Eph 4:24
A child of the Light Eph 5:8
Victorious 1 John 5:4
Blameless 1 Cor 1:8
The Temple of the Holy Spirit 1 Cor 6:19
A new creation 2 Cor 5:17
Reconciled to God 2 Cor 5:18
The righteousness of God 2 Cor 5:21
God's coworker 2 Cor 6:1
A citizen of heaven Phi 3:20
Delivered from darkness and translated into God's kingdom Col 1:13
Firmly rooted, built up, established in the faith Col 2:7
Complete in Christ Col 2:10
Chosen of God, holy, and dearly loved Col 3:12
Redeemed from the curse of the law 1 Pet 1:18,19; Gal 3:13
A royal priest 1 Pet 2:9
Blessed Deut 28:1-14, Gal 3:9
Victorious Rev 21:7

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