Reclaim Your Identity Through Christ in the Marketplace

Something I see happening with a lot of Faith-based entrepreneurs is that they have lost a sense of who they are. They have lost their true identity and have replaced it with what the marketplace, other people, or their personal experiences says about them.

Something I see happening with a lot of Faith-based entrepreneurs is that they have lost a sense of who they are. They have lost their true identity and have replaced it with what the marketplace, other people, or their personal experiences says about them.

And that is why coaches and experts coming to me because they are struggling with impostor syndrome, self-doubts, fears, and limiting beliefs.

What this has left us with is Christian Coaches and Experts are afraid of:

  • Showing up and talking about what you do for fear of rejection or being judged
  • Talking about money for fear of people criticizing you
  • Feeling guilty about making money
  • Scared of your next level of success because you don’t believe you can handle it
  • Afraid of making offers because of your ‘what if’s
  • Reaching out to prospects for fear of rejection
  • Afraid of selling

When we lose sight of who we are and what we are capable of doing we make room for fear and self-doubts to come in and sabotage our success

You are not owning who you are.

I believe we need to go back to the beginning to understand who we are. Go back to Eden. In the book of Genesis, we are introduced to the first man and woman, Adam and Eve.

The Bible helps us to understand that before they both rebelled against God’s commandment, they were perfect. They never doubted who they were and they had no fears. In Genesis 2 the author tells us that the man and his wife were both “naked and they felt no shame” (Genesis 2:25, italics added). Everything was perfect . . . until chapter 3 when Adam and Eve sin and suddenly “realize they are naked”. In other words, shame is introduced.

They lost their identity and realized that they were naked. But it wasn’t their nakedness that was the problem. They were both naked before they sin, and after they sinned so their nakedness hadn’t changed. When they made the covering of fig leaves, it wasn’t their body parts they were trying to hide. They were already husband and wife so nakedness wasn’t a surprise to them.

So what changed? What changed was their “realization”, which is another way of saying “the way they saw reality”. The way they saw themselves is what changed. Shame robbed them of their sense of identity. Shame led them to see themselves differently. They felt as if something was wrong with them as if they were broken.

And so they wanted to hide. They were trying to cover their distorted sense of identity by using a physical object- fig leaves.

Fast forward to you thousands of years later to you and me. We came out of our mother’s womb with great possibility but as the year goes by we allow our environment to reshape us, to tell us that we are not good enough, worthy, deserving.

And so we hide behind our computer screen. Hide behind our excuses. Hide behind our ‘what ifs and ‘shoulds.

We hide from our true potential.

I know what that is like. The heavyweight of self-doubts and fears. No matter what you say to yourself, you just can’t seem to break the cycle because affirmations don’t always work if you have a false sense of identity. In other words, if you have negative beliefs about yourself, the world, and other people.

And that is why you have to do the inner work to reclaim your true self, to reclaim your identity. Coaches and even professionals come to me heal certain aspects of their lives so they can fully step into their power and make a deeper impact with their clients, producing amazing results like 5k+ months, 6 figure business, and so on.

When you know who God has called you to be, not only know it consciously but believe it at the subconscious level, your business will explode.

  1. You become a magnet to your dream clients as they see you as a person who will help them to experience deep transformation in business or personal life.
  2. You become a magnet to the things you want spiritually, financially, and otherwise.

Signs You Are Operating From Your False Self

As an entrepreneur, you know you are not operating from your true self when you say things like:
“I feel afraid of expressing myself in conversations and online”
“It’s not safe to be me, to be myself”
“I feel disconnected from my self as I try to be everything for everyone”
“It’s all about me”
“I know what I want to do, but I am afraid of failing. Afraid it will not work. Afraid of people’s opinions and so I don’t do it”
“I am not good enough, worthy or deserving”
“Good things don’t happen to me/ Bad breaks/ Nothing good will ever happen to me”
“Overgiver/people-pleasing- I say yes even when I want to say no. I have to be a good person”
“What if they don’t like me/ sign up to work with me” this is your way of thinking.

These are signs of your false self or beliefs about yourself that are sabotaging your success. The good news is that there is hope. You can reclaim your true self.

The apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 4:4-7:

But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Therefore, you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

What this means is that we are a new person when we accept Jesus as our personal savior. In Paul’s time, when a person was adopted into a family, they assumed the same identity as the family itself. An adopted son was not regarded as an adopted son but as a son. His old identity, debts, and obligations were canceled. He now had an entirely new identity under the new father of the house. His dad was no longer his biological dad. He now had a new father and grandfather, a new family tree and heritage, and was expected to take on their legacy, history, and status.

When we gave our lives to God, what we did was we swapped our identity. As believers, we are adopted into the family of Christ. That means we are not the same person we used to be. That means shame, guilt, low self-esteem is not part of our new identity. It was canceled.

Jesus took your old identity to the cross and He now offers you a new identity and heritage based on His perfect life and sacrifice. He has already given you a new identity. The scars on His hands are the guarantee that you don’t have to live in shame. Paul wraps it all up in Romans 6:4:

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

Impostor syndrome, fears, self-doubts, and insecurities don’t have to stop you from growing your business and having a better life.

If you are ready to stop operating from your false self and reclaim your identity, let’s work together.
Reclaiming your true identity that was lost through your painful experiences is a small part of what I help you to do in my 8 weeks 1-1 Rediscover Your Shine program

The investment is more than reasonable. Just one client will help you to recoup your investment. Most clients did so in less than 7 days after our first session.