John 8:14 amp – I know where I came from and where I am going.
A national news network recently reported on a man who was released from a prison after serving time for a crime he did not commit. A case in mistaken identity had stolen many of his best years. Unless you understand who you are before God, satan will sentenence you to a life of worthlessness, fear, and manipulation. Identifiying somebody means having the ability to recognize and say exactly who they are. Therefore, when you identify with what people say about who you are, instead of who God says you are, you’re setting youreself up for problems.
Jesus identified with only God’s opinion; “I know where I came from and where I am going.” People said terrible things about Jesus, yet the bible says the stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. Knowing who you are in Christ gives us the confidence to hold your head high! Paul says “in Christ you have been made complete.” That means you lack nothing! Once you’ve accepted that, you stop feeling like you constantly fall short. He loves you and has a plan for you; never loose sight of that! Instead of focusing on people, begin looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith – Heb. 12:2, because you already have His approval!
~ Pastor Jim Turner