Do you know who you are?

One of the challenges that many people face is not knowing who they are and thus living that out. Without truly knowing who you are, you will seek to conform to the many notions that people have of you, in order to please them. Unfortunately, this only leads to low self-esteem when you are rejected by those whom you are trying to please. This then creates a cycle of doing things; throwing yourself into work, seeking out cosmetic surgery, joining the wrong crowd etc, to become accepted. For some it leads to depression and eventually suicide, all because they didn’t truly know who they truly were. 

You cannot know the true purpose of a pot simply by looking at it, unless you ask the potter who made it. If you are fortunate, the potter may leave instructions as to the purpose of the pot to help you out. That is how it is when it comes to man-kind, we cannot know our true purpose and who we really are, until we search the Word of God. After all, He who created us would know us better than any other co-created person would, no? Since we are created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26), it is through having an intimate relationship with Christ that we would know who we are. Through this relationship of being born again, you will come to know that:

a) You are new creation, no longer condemned and no longer a slave to sin  (2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 8:1)

b) You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21)

c) You can all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13)

d) Nothing shall separate you from the love of God (Romans 8:28)

e) You are the child of God (John 1:12)

f) You are FEARFULLY and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14)

g) You are the apple of God’s eye (Zechariah 2:8)

h) You are a chosen person, a royal priesthood set apart for his glory (1 Peter 2:9)

i) God loves you with an everlasting love (John 3:16)

j) You are not helpless (John 16:13)

k) You ought to be a living and Holy sacrifice (Romans 12:1)

l) You have overcome the world (1 John 5:4)

m) There are weapons to help you fight (Ephesians 6:12-18, 2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

Although, this is not an exhaustive list, it is a start. Today, search through the Bible and see what God truly says about you and let that be your standard. Remember that He loves you with a love that you can never comprehend. Let your desire this year and after be to walk with him daily, truly searching his heart, so you can know yours. 

2 Corinthians 3:18 “So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.”

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Eugene says:

    Great truths.. I’m meditating on the scriptures you’ve outlined about our identity and I know it’d produce in me a harvest of what the word talks about.. Glory to God!

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