Am I Saved?
Even when we’ve walked with God most of our lives we can question our salvation. From babes in Christ to veterans in the Kingdom how do we know that we are actually saved? This question can cause panic within our minds that fear that has us doubting that our relationship with God may not be enough to get into heaven. It’s almost silly but it still begs to be addressed; how do we know that we are saved? Here are the best 3 ways to know that your salvation is complete.
1. Be Vocal
There is an exercise people with self-esteem issues are encouraged to practice, they are to look in the mirror and affirm good things about themselves. The goal is to confront yourself and declare yourself worthy, joyous, and loved until you begin to believe it. It’s not enough to think about it, you must SAY IT because there’s something miraculously powerful about confessing. When we come to Christ enamored by His love for us and confounded by His sacrifice we are asked to speak of what He has done and what it now means for us. Making that declaration of faith for the first time is one initiates the relationship and we can rest assure that Jesus was right there, embracing us and welcoming us into a future we no longer have to live without Him. The faith it took to believe that He heard us is the faith that assures us that we are indeed saved.
Romans 10:9 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
When the moment dissipates and we’ve dried our tears, we walk away from that resounding declaring back into our lives. Bills, jobs, stresses, troubles, etc. are waiting at the end of that moment in time when we met Jesus and accepted Him into our hearts. The great thing is that now we are walking by faith and faith is all we need to keep going. When our emotions can’t be trusted, when the world is falling down around us, our belief in what God says is what will sustain us. Believing that Jesus has saved us, believing it every day is a sure sign that we are saved. Walking in faith, tapping into faith, applying faith is a constant reminder that it took believing to get saved, and believing is what keeps us saved.
Romans 10:10 “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
3. Be Renewed
The world judges us too harshly for being saved and flawed. We are criticized for making the smallest mistakes because now that we have salvation the expectation is that we are perfect. At times we give ourselves a hard time for falling, for not being strong enough to withstand temptation, for letting Jesus down. Jesus isn’t asking us to be God, He’s asking us to be our God. He longs to be Lord over our lives and to have a trusted relationship that inspires us to surrender all in obedience. A sure sign that we are saved is not the desire to do wrong but the conviction we feel when we do wrong. That conviction is the Spirit of God working in us, making us new. So the next time we say no to an old habit we can be encouraged that the salvation of our King is alive and well and working within us.
1 Corinthians 5:17 “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun.”
How do we know that we are saved?
We declare that we are!
We believe that we are!
We surrender to the change that salvation promises!