IDENTITY CRISIS

Let me start by saying that if you are going to live a successful christian life, it is of paramount
importance that you know exactly who you are. One day Jesus went to the region of Caesarea
Philippi and decided to ask his disciples who people called Him. He actually wanted to see if His
disciples knew who he was. They all gave him versions of who people called Him, and then Jesus
asked them who they themselves call Him. Peter answered, you are the Messiah, the son of the
living God. (Matthew 16:13-20) This shows me that knowing yourself as a child of God plays a role
in your christian journey. Many people are being haunted by uncertainty, confusion and fear
because of what they have seen or experienced along the way. Let not the devil deceive and
frustrate you, having failed and making mistakes does not change your identity. It does not change
who you are. This takes me back to the days when I was a school kid, our teacher would give us
some assignments and each time when the due date of submission came, the teacher would call us
by our names and surnames as they are regardless of your pass mark. He never changed our names
just because we either passed or failed.
Most identity crisis victims have low self-esteem. As long as they are under this oppression, they
don’t believe anything good can come from them. As a small issue as it may sound to some, identity
crisis can delay your success and steal your future. Identity counts; Moses when he received God’s
message sending him to Pharaoh, he asked God who he should say he was because they would only
take an order from someone who had power and authority. You may be there in your house or in
your room pity partying and feeling inferior, let me remind you who God says you are:
John 1:12 – Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave them the right
to become children of God.
Ephesians 1:5 – He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with
his pleasure and will.
Luke 10:19 – Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of
the enemy, and nothing will in any way hurt you.
You are a child of God. Don’t get intimidated by circumstances around you.

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