If you don’t know who you are, you will never know who you were meant to be or what you were called to do.
If you’ve been a Christian for a while you will probably have heard the phrase “knowing who you are in Christ”.
Well I don’t know about you, but I didn’t even know what that phrase meant for the first 40 years of my life, let alone know who I was in Christ.
I’ve realised now that’s because there are some revelations that can’t be taught or caught through listening to someone else preach or speak about them or through reading about it in a book. There are some revelations that can only come through a personal revelation and encounter from God.
And that only comes from spending time with God.
You might know somebody who has had a very impacting experience in their life. They might have had something happen to them, it might have been a traumatic event or some experience that has deeply affected their life and it defines who they are and who they become.
They might go on to fight for a cause or fight for justice in a particularly area because the event has been so life impacting that it goes on to define them, who they are and who they become.
An encounter with God should be like that for us. An encounter with God should be so impacting on our life that it defines who we are.
I had the privilege many years ago of leading a youth group with my husband. I was thinking back about it just recently and I was feeling a little bit sad. I was thinking I wish that I knew then what I know now and I would have led those young people into a much deeper relationship with Jesus. So I was feeling a little bit sad about that and the Holy Spirit spoke to me immediately and very clearly. He said to me it’s because you did not know who you were. You did not know who you were meant to be to others or what you were called to do.
It is so important that we know who we are; that we know the gifts that we have and the anointing and authority that we carry in Christ so that we know who we were meant to be to others and what we’re called to do.
Knowing who we are only comes from knowing God. And knowing God only comes from spending time with Him.
This is the amazing thing that I have discovered about meditating on God. I have discovered that as I ask God to show me who He is, He has shown me who I am.
When I first learnt to meditate on God, for me it was really just about finding some peace but the journey has been way more amazing and way deeper than I ever expected it was going to be. One of the things that I have discovered is that the more that I seek to know who God is, the more He has shown me who I am.
If you are wanting to know who you are and who you were meant to be and what you are called to do – and hopefully you do want to know because who you are is the fullness of everything you were created to be. And the overflow of that is the affect that it has on other people’s lives.
So if you want to know who you are and who you are meant to be the best thing that you can do is to spend time with God seeking to know who He is. Ask Him to show you as you wait on Him. Say “God show me who you are, reveal yourself to me” and the more you get to know who He is, the more He will show you who you are and who you were meant to be.
An encounter with Him will change your life; it will define who you are. It will show you who you are and who you were meant to be.
I pray that as you continue to meditate on Him that you will grow to know more and more of who He is and who you are and who you were called to be.
God bless. I pray this helps you this week. I am going away next weekend. I have the opportunity to travel with my husband for work. We’re going to beautiful Lord Howe Island and while he works I get to spend some time meditating and waiting on God.
So there may not be a blog next week as there’s very little phone or internet coverage there. So I will probably see you in two weeks’ time but I will be thinking about you and praying for you in the meantime.
God bless and have a great couple of weeks,