Who Am I? Pt. 1

Friday, March 9, 2012

Jeremiah 1:5
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

You are somebody! For some people that is a pretty revolutionary statement. You were not an accident, whether your parents wanted to have you, or planned on having, you were not an accident. You were created to be one thing, God did not create you to be anything, and he created you to be something. He didn’t create you to be anybody that you wanted to be, he created you for one reason, and he had a purpose for why he created you. You were not created to do whatever you set your mind to; you were created to be a certain someone.

Acts 19:13
“A group of Jews was traveling from town to town casting out evil spirits. They tried to use their name of the Lord Jesus in their incantations, saying, “I command you in the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, to come out! Seven sons of Sceva a leading priest were doing this. But one tie when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you? Then the evil spirit leaped upon them, overpowered them, and attacked them with such violence that they fled from the house naked and battered.”
They were trying to use the name of someone else to cast out demons, because they were unsure of who they of themselves. And the end result of pretending to be someone they weren’t was pain and suffering. When people know who they and they are who they are meant to be. They are exciting to be around. People like Steve Jobs, and Mother Theresa knew who they are, and because of that people wanted to be around them. We sometimes see people that look successful, and we think that we can be successful if we just follow the same course that they followed. We confuse who they are with who we are supposed to be. We chase who someone else is, rather than finding who we are supposed to be. This will never lead to long term success. You can learn principals, character, integrity from other people, but you can’t successfully be who someone else is. It can lead to short term success, these priests, were able to cast out demons for a short period of time, but in the end, they met up with an evil spirit that was bold enough to speak back against them. Eventually you will get to a place in life, where trying to be someone else is going to fail, and only being who you were meant to be will make you succeed.
We live in a society where no one knows what they are supposed to be. There is so much confusion, with us all told to be something that we aren’t meant to be. We open ourselves up to abuse trying to be something that we aren’t meant to be.

Romans 8: 31-38

“What than shall we say in response to these things, if God is for us who can be against us?”

See when you know who you are in Christ, you won’t be moved by accusations. You won’t be affected by labels, and you will be firm in your stand, knowing that you are justified, and a conqueror that you are not a loser. When you don’t know who you are, you bounce around trying all sorts of different things, your life becomes scattered. But when you know who you are, your life will be focused like a laser beam, and you will have power.

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