“Know Who You Are, Because of Whose You Are”

Over the last month, I’ve been a student of series called “Humility & Self-lessness.” Today the teacher reminded us of how Jesus walked in humility even unto death. When people asked Jesus his identity prior to the crucifixion, He didn’t rattle off titles (I am the Messiah, the Son of God, Alpha and Omega and Lily In The Valley…). Instead, Jesus remained quiet. When He was falsely accused, though innocent, Jesus did not get defensive. He showed the fruit of self-control. When He was lied on, beaten, spit on and left for dead, He did not exercise his Power against those hurting Him. He walked in forgiveness, “Lord, forgive them, they do not know what they are doing.”

Yes we have all been hurt before and questioned about our purpose, but the question is, “How will we respond? We do not have convince people – “I am called to be a Pastor, Evangelist, Prophet, Worship Leader, CEO, CIO, etc.” This distracts us from our purpose. All we have to do is walk in it. God has already validated us and will do the completed work. When people rise up against us including those close to us, we don’t have to fight fire with fire. Vengeance is mine declared the Lord. Also, the weapons of are warfare are not carnal. Spiritual battles can’t be fought in the flesh. We must get rid of the need to defend ourselves when we know the truth. The truth sets us free from any tactic of the enemy. Brothers and sisters, forgive quickly because unforgiveness is like poison. Unforgiveness is not worth our destiny. It goes further. We are to bless those that curse us. Why? Love never fails. Now that’s self-lessness and not selfishness.

Just remember on this journey called life, there will be mountains, valleys, speed bumps, curve balls, confusion, chaos, war, warfare; but the Joy of the Lord is our strength. It’s not about us. Know who you are because of whose you are.

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Genesis 50:20

Thanks be to God that gives us the victory.


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