Who Are You?
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name."
John 1:12 (NKJV)
Who are you?
You may hang out with friends every Friday night who tell you that you're pretty, or that you're muscular, or that your hair looks good, or that you’re oh-so-fine. And that’s all well and good.
But who are you when you are sitting by yourself?
Who are you? Do you know? Maybe God is giving you times of isolation or hardship or persecution or silence so you can stop speaking what other people have been scripting about you and learn for yourself who you really are.
What really matters in your life? Who really matters in your life? How long are you going to let the things that have happened in your past restrict what can happen?
When are you going to get serious about asking God to make you who He wants you to be? Stop walking around talking and pretending and acting like you are ambitious about His plan for you, like you are just ready and waiting for it to come to pass. When you're truly ready to get to it, you'll be speaking to God about it instead of speaking to everyone else. When you can voice your desire for your life and ask God to put His power behind it, that’s when you are serious. How long are you going to speak to others instead of speaking directly to God about your future? When are you going to own it, pray about it, think about it, and chase it?
Only then will you be excited to ask knowing you shall receive. Only then will you be able to seek knowing that you shall find. Only then, like the Israelites, will you march around walls that seem impenetrable and voice your shout to bring them down.
What gives your life ultimate value and meaning is Jesus. Only in Him do we find a counter-cultural answer to the question of who we are.
Our worth, our identity, comes not from ourselves, or what we do, or from the affirmation and acceptance and embrace others. Our identity comes from who we are in Jesus Christ. Because of Him, we have become children of God.