If asked right now, “Who are you?” What would your answer be? Apart from stating your name, would you be able to articulate who you are and what you stand for?
Your sense of identity is one of the most powerful tools to living a successful life. You must know who you are, not what people say you are; not what the society has called you. Beyond earthly titles and positions, you should have an accurate picture of who God says you are.
I see this over and over in the bible. To Jacob, the angel said, ‘’Who are you and what is your name?” Yet the angel must have already known who Jacob was. So why was he asking? Usually, when God asks such a question, it’s not because he doesn’t know the answer Himself but because he wants to know if you know who you are.
God wants to test your understanding of where you are per time, because you must first admit to where you are before He can reveal to you where you are headed..
Jesus tested his disciples by asking, ‘’Who do men say that I am?’’ And they gave him all kinds of answers. Boaz said, ‘’who are you?’’ and the woman said, ‘’I’m Ruth your maidservant; take your maidservant under your wings because you are a close relative.’’
Don’t let your life be controlled or dominated by guilt, past mistakes and other people. God didn’t create you to be controlled by other people. He made us to be led by his Spirit. God, who created us for His pleasure and glory does not control us against our will so why allow anyone undue control over you?
God put his word in us and expects us to respond to his leading. Don’t let your life and values to be defined by what other people have said about you. Know who you are in Christ. No matter where you have been and what you have done, renew your mind, have an accurate understanding of your new identity in Christ and move ahead in life.
I pray that you receive a fresh revelation of your identity in Christ in Jesus name.
In His Love,