Who am I? Breathe Ministry

Who am I?

Who am I? It is difficult to find peace when you are constantly

questioning who you are. I want to be accepted. I want to make

everyone happy and often that comes at the expense of my peace. There

is no peace in pretending. I feel like I am always under a microscope

being examined and judged. As a leader, I must guard against letting

others define me. The world would have us to believe that our identity

comes from our possessions, our degrees, our careers, and our

neighborhoods. We find our identity in what we have and what we have

accomplished. The bible defines everything in relation to God and

calls us to find our identity in relation to God’s call on our lives.

God’s desire for us is that we will have the same self-awareness, of

whose and who we are, as expressed by Paul in his letter to the church

at Corinth.

“I, Paul, have been called and sent by Jesus, the Messiah, according

to God’s plan, along with my friend Sosthenes. I send this letter to

you in God’s church at Corinth, believers cleaned up by Jesus and set

apart for a God-filled life. I include in my greeting all who call out

to Jesus, wherever they live. He’s their Master as well as ours!” 1

Corinthians 1:1-2 MSG

Paul states clearly who he is, an apostle of Christ Jesus. He reminds

the church who they are, the church of God in Corinth, sanctified in

Christ Jesus and called to be His holy people. This is our identity in

Christ. We are called to be his holy people. We are sanctified in

Christ Jesus. When He calls us, He equips us. His has placed in us

every gift that we need to carry out His call in our lives, while we

wait for His return. What a peace comes from living our lives

according to and in the assurance of God’s call on our lives. Knowing

that we are equipped for the task. That is freedom, not being defined

by our things, our looks, our careers, and other things of this world.

These things can all be taken away but our identity in Christ will

never change, can’t be taken away and can’t be diminished. There is

tremendous peace that comes from knowing who we are but more

importantly whose we are.

~ Alisia

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