WOO HOO! The idea of this slapped me in the face! The more we struggle with a problem, the more likely we are to define ourselves by that problem. I've learned to preach the gospel to myself and identify myself by what Christ has done on my behalf, BUT I have always struggled with my weight. So, I am tempted to define myself by that struggle and others I face. How would you define yourself? Divorced, depressed, addicted, angry, abused, adulterous, dishonest, impatient, gluttonous?
Your struggle may be with one of the above or something different, but if you are in Christ, you are first a child of God. Take 1 Peter 1:3-9 to heart. Did you hear that?
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness...
Whatever name-calling you're inflicting on yourself, Christ has His own name for you. Find a list here.
Preach it to yourself. Preach it to others.