Craig Groeschel - Words to Live By


Sort through each section to find the biblical truths you need to renew your mind and fight back against negative thinking:

Jesus is first in my life. I exist to serve and glorify Him.
I love my wife and will lay down my life to serve her.
My children will love God and serve Him with their whole hearts. I will nurture, equip, train, and empower them to do more for His kingdom than they can imagine.
I love people and believe the best about others.
I am disciplined. Christ in me is stronger than the wrong desires in me.
I am growing closer to Jesus every day. Because of Christ, my family is closer, my body is stronger, my faith is deeper, my leadership is sharper.
I am anointed, empowered, equipped and called to reach people far from God.
I am creative, innovative, driven, focused, and blessed beyond measure—because the Holy Spirit dwells within me.
I develop leaders. That’s not something I do. It’s who I am.
My words, thoughts, and imaginations are under the power of Christ. I take all thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ.
I wake up with purpose, direction, and meaning every day of my life.
Pain is my friend. I rejoice in suffering because Christ suffered for me.
I bring my best and then some. It’s what I bring after I do my best that makes the difference.
The world will be different and better because I served Jesus today.


Because of Jesus…
I am a child of God. (Galatians 3:26)
I am a spiritual contributor, not a spiritual consumer.
I am alive. (Romans 6:11)
I am a faith-filled, life-speaking, fully devoted follower of Christ.
I am Christ’s ambassador. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
I am a masterpiece. (Ephesians 2:10)
I am content in Christ alone.
I am chosen. (Ephesians 1:4)
I am determined to love God and people with everything I have.
I am a child of God. (John 1:12-13)
I am strengthened by God who upholds me, protects me, and defends me.
I am joyful. (Galatians 5:22-23)
I am gentle. (Galatians 5:22-23)
I am not easily offended and will not hold onto bitterness.
I am patient. (Galatians 5:22-23)
I am faithful. (Galatians 5:22-23)
I am self-controlled. (Galatians 5:22-23)
I am kind. (Galatians 5:22-23)
I am known—even before I was born. (Jeremiah 1:5)
I am steady. (Psalm 91:1)
I am not alone—God is with me.
I am loved. (John 3:16)
I am fierce in confidence and boldness because God is with me.
I am free. (John 8:32)
I am healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
I am unashamed. (Romans 8:1)
I am called and equipped to go after the righteous desires God puts in my heart.
I am strong. (1 John 2:14)
I am fearless. (Isaiah 43:5)
I am secure. (John 10:28-29)
I am not a people-pleaser because I answer to God first and seek to please Him.
I am a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I am not shaken. (Psalm 62:6)
I am not stuck in worry because Jesus offers a peace this world cannot give.
I am born again. (1 Peter 1:23)
I am more than a conqueror. (Romans 8:37)
I am named by God, not labeled by man.
I am the light of the world. (Matthew 5:14)
I am mighty in His power. (Ephesians 6:10)
I am the Church and I exist for the world. (1 Corinthians 12:27)


For Women
I am the daughter of the King of all kings.
Because of Jesus, I lack nothing.
God has given me everything I need to do what He’s called me to do.
I speak encouraging, life-giving words and build others up.
The joy of the Lord is my strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)
I will not compare myself to other women. God made us all beautifully unique.
I will hold myself to God’s standards and measure myself with grace.
I will love and laugh rather than fight and complain.
I refuse to waste my life on meaningless things.
I will act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with my God. (Micah 6:8)
Through Christ I am strong, gentle, fierce, and compassionate.
I will fight the good fight for what matters most. (2 Timothy 4:7)


For Men
I am the son of the King of all kings.
I lay down my pride and selfishness, giving all glory to the one true God.
I love my family like Christ loved the Church—giving Himself up for her.
I fight for purity, guarding my eyes and heart from tempting situations.
I seek friendships with other godly men to sharpen my perspective. (Proverbs 27:17)
I wait for God to open the right doors and take action when He does.
I’m not defined by my failures or successes.
I finish what I start.
I never give up!
I will act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with my God. (Micah 6:8)
Through Christ I am strong, gentle, fierce, and compassionate.
I am a warrior! I stand firm, even when the pain is crippling, because God is my strength.
I will fight the good fight for what matters most. (2 Timothy 4:7)


For Parents
Every child is a gift from God. (Psalm 127:3)
God has given me everything I need to teach my kids about Him.
I am capable of leading with the love of Christ rather than the fear of punishment.
I am intentional to leave my children with an eternal legacy. (Deuteronomy 6:5-9)
I will encourage, build up, and instill truth in my children.
In our house, we forgive, we give grace, and we always love.
I will never give up, even when parenting is hard.
I can be patient and kind because the Holy Spirit helps me. (Galatians 5:22-23)
I will pray for my children because God hears my prayers.


Everyday Life with Jesus
The same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in me. (Ephesians 1:19-20)
Nothing can separate me from God. (Romans 8:38-39)
Sin has no power over me. (Romans 6:14)
I have authority over the enemy. (Luke 10:19)
I can resist the enemy. (James 4:7)
I can endure all things through Christ. (Philippians 4:13)
I have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
I have everything I need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him. (2 Peter 1:3)
I have eternal life, which is knowing God. (John 17:3)
I overcome the world. (John 16:33)
Greater is He that lives in me. (1 John 4:4)
I have the ability to choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)
I am kept by the power of God. (1 Peter 1:5)
I have the power to tell others about God’s love for them. (Acts 1:8)
God meets my needs. (Philippians 4:19)
I have access to my heavenly Father. (Ephesians 2:18)
I have hope. (Hebrews 6:19)
The Lord is my shepherd. (Psalm 23:1)


Friendship
I assume the best about others.
I am a good friend.
My friends and family love me.
I am kind and loving.
My lovingkindness will speak for itself so I don’t have to.
I love because Love lives in me.
I shut my mouth when I want to complain.
I speak life!
I encourage others daily.
Joy is my reputation.
I represent Christ well to my friends.


Shame
I am not defined by what I have done.
God’s grace is more powerful than my sin.
I am forgiven when I turn to God for salvation because Christ already paid my debt.
My record has been wiped clean. (Psalm 103:12)
Even when others remind me of my past, I will not let it limit my future.
I am a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)


Finances
I am irrationally generous because God is irrationally generous. (Romans 5:8)
God can do more than I can ask, think, or imagine.
God does the multiplying—it’s my job to obey.
I am a lender, not a borrower.
I give up things I love for things I love even more.
It’s an honor to sacrifice for Christ and His Church.
It really is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35)


Temptation / Addiction
God always provides a way out, and I will take it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
I am free from sin’s trap.
No temptation is greater than my God.
He will help me; I only need to ask. (Matthew 7:7)
God is stronger than my appetite.
Jesus’ name is above my addiction.
I crave the Word of God more than addiction.
God has given me the power to stand against temptation.
I submit to God and resist the devil. (James 4:7)


Discouragement / Hope
When there is no hope, Jesus fills me with hope. (Romans 15:13)
I am not a rejected soul because God continuously pursues me.
I take my thoughts captive and align them with God’s perspective.
I can put my hope in God’s promises because He is trustworthy. (Numbers 23:19)
I have a choice—today I will choose life!


Finish Strong
I will pick up my cross daily and follow Jesus, no matter the cost.
I run the race to finish strong. (1 Corinthians 9:24)
In Christ, I can do hard things.
God will complete the work He first began in me. (Philippians 1:6)
Christ will be my strength and I will persevere.
I will not lean on my own understanding, but on Christ.
Greater is He who is in me, than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
Nothing the enemy throws at me is more powerful than Jesus.
The Holy Spirit fills me and shows me the way.


Business
I am a faith-filled, big thinking, bet-the-farm risk taker.
I will never insult God with small thinking and safe living.
I show God’s love to every client, vendor, coworker, and employee. (John 13:35)
Neither failures nor successes define my worth.
God is my defender, negotiator, and guide.


Offense
I am not easily offended because God’s love lives in me.
I am able to forgive quickly because God has forgiven me.
I keep no record of wrongs. (1 Corinthians 13:5)


He is God
You are a good Father.
You are my God who keeps His word.
You do not lie. (Numbers 23:19)
You are faithful throughout all generations. (Psalm 119:90)
You have overcome the world.
You love me. (John 3:16)
In You I have peace, freedom, and no condemnation.
You rescue and defend.
You brought me the Good News.
You bind up my broken heart. (Psalm 147:3)
You released me from my prison.
You are my comfort.


Fear/Anxiety
I will not be afraid because God is with me. (Isaiah 41:10)
I turn to Jesus because He offers a peace this world cannot give.
I will not be a slave to fear. (Galatians 4:7)
I am safe in Christ.
God is my shelter and my hiding place. (Psalm 32:7)
The peace of God will guard my heart and mind.


Protection
I rest in the shelter of the Most High.
I remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty.
God is my protection in whom I confidently trust. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
God will save me.
God’s truth and His faithfulness are my cover and defense.
I will not fear.
God commands His angels to guard me in all my ways. (Psalm 91:11)
The Lord will rescue and protect me.
My God answers me when I call on Him.
God is with me in trouble.


Identity
I am loved.
My value is not based on what I can do, but what Jesus did.
My failures do not define me.
My accomplishments are because of God in me.
My life is a witness, a city on a hill. (Matthew 5:14)
I am holy and blameless in Christ.
I am safe.
I am accepted.
I am not condemned.
I am enough because Jesus is enough.
God is working in me and through me. (Hebrews 6:10)
While man may reject me, my God never will.


Healing/Health
God’s Word is nourishment to my body and soul.
God sustains me. (Psalm 54:4)
God is my help.
God alone has the power to heal.
God says to ask, and seek, and knock, so that is what I will do.
I believe that God can. I believe that God will. But even if He doesn’t, I still believe.
The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives within me.
The life of God within me restores my health.
The devil is already defeated.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will not fear! (Psalm 23:4)
I rely on God’s strength because when I am weak, I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
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