Who Are You?
One of the biggest examples of this in the Bible is when the enemy tempted Jesus; And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:3-6
God designed us in his perfect image with a perfect plan for each of us; he equipped us with the gifts and talents to fulfill that purpose, that perfect plan. We must know what our calling in God is. We must know who we are in God, what God wants us to do with our life. The enemy is after the people with lack of purpose, people who look at celebrities to find their identity. Your identity comes from Jesus Christ, nothing in this life can fill you, some people want to obtain a career, making lots of money trying to prove themselves, nothing you can do can prove who you are. What you do is not going to prove who you are; once you start living God’s will in your life, you are who you are because you allow your identity to fulfill your purpose.
You don’t do something to become something, you do because you are. You want to serve God because you are a child of God, because you are being obedient to him. In God you don’t need to fill pressure to perform, you do because your Love for God. Which means in this world is completely opposite. You are pressure to be somebody, to have something by a certain age, to get a promotion etc. There is a big difference in living for God, you serve, you tithe, and you forgive etc, because you are being obedient to God.
You may have the gifts and talents right now, but if you don’t have a relationship with God, you will eventually use it for the world and not in God’s kingdom. You must know God, because once you know God, you know everything else. You can’t know you until you know God.
You must read the word of God, because when temptation comes, you can remind the enemy what the word of God says on whatever it is he is tempting you with, just like Jesus did, and don’t fall for it. God has a purpose for everyone, you wouldn’t have a heartbeat if you didn’t have a purpose, so don’t think for one second that God doesn’t have a special plan for your life, because before you began you were already done, God knew you in your mother’s womb just like is written in Jeremiah 1:5, our job here on this earth is to connect to him and know his plan for our life and fulfill his purpose with our lives.
We all have our general calling to preach and share the gospel, but that doesn’t mean that we all are call to be preachers, you can fulfill God’s will for your life anywhere, whether you are a business man, a teacher, a doctor etc God can use your creativity to attract young kids who perhaps never even gone to a church and who knows you might lead them to salvation, but you must be using your talents for the kingdom. Everywhere you go you are influencing someone whether you notice it or not. I exhort you to pray and ask God to reveal your calling, because only what God has spoken over your life will bear fruit, don’t allow man to put an expectation on you.