I have cheated, but I am not a cheater.
I have stolen, but I am not a thief.
I have lied, but I am not a liar.
I am a liar, but I am not a lie.
I have fought, but I am not a brawler.
I have gone mad, but I am not a madman.
I have betrayed, but I am not a traitor.
I have killed, but I am not a murderer.
I am a murderer, but I am not death.
I have been drunk, but I am not a drunkard.
I have sinned, but I am not a sinner.
I have worshiped idols, but I am not an idolater.
I have committed adultery, but I am not an adulterer.
I am an adulteress, but I am not unwed.
I wander, but I am not a wanderer.
I fail, but I am not a failure.
I am a failure, but “failure” is not who I am.
I cheat, I steal, I lie.
But I am not these things.
I fight, I go mad, I betray, I kill.
But I am not thus defined.
I drink, I sin, I do idols, I commit adultery.
But my identity is not therein.
I wander. I fail.
But these are not my name.
I cheat, but Christ is fair.
I steal, but Christ gives away.
I lie, but Christ is the Truth.
He is the Truth, and He speaks me.
I fight, but Christ is peace.
I go mad, but Christ renews my mind.
I betray, but Christ is faithful.
I kill, but Christ is the Life.
He is the Life, and I am alive in Him.
I drink, but the Spirit of Christ longs to fill me.
I sin, but Christ beats temptation.
I worship idols, but the Son leads me before the Father.
I commit adultery, but Christ is my Bridegroom.
He is the Bridegroom, and I will never be unloved.
I wander, but Christ is the Way.
I fail, but Christ has overcome.
He has overcome, and I conquer in Him.
Christ knew no sin. I know it well.
Christ becomes sin. I become God’s righteousness.
Christ is in me.
I am in Christ.
All is new.