Know who you are

Know who you are

We need to be determined in our walk with Christ. 

1 Tim 6:20-21O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge —  by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.  NKJV

The apostle Paul exhorted Timothy, his son in the faith, to be a guardian over the gospel that he was entrusted with.  We are also called to hold on to the truth of God’s Word so that we are standing firm in what we believe.  Timothy was a young pastor at the church in Ephesus and at times, he was a little intimidated and fearful.  Paul was saying that he should be strong, be committed.  We also tend to back down and be timid when things do not go right in our lives. We must be careful to hold on His truths and not rely on just natural understanding, it’s the truth of God’s Word that makes us free. 

Paul continues to encourage Timothy: 

2 Tim 1:6-7Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. NKJV

Sometimes we need people to remind us who we are and what we have. You might be going through some things in your life today; you might be feeling tired and worn out, feeling like there is no relief in sight for you. I want to remind you today of who you are. The Word of God says, that you are born of God and that you are an overcomer.   

1 John 5:1,4Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. NKJV

You need to stand firm on the Word of God concerning His promises.  Don’t allow yourself to be moved by the problems and difficulties of this  life, they are temporary and subject to change. Don’t be intimidated by the lies of the enemy, begin to think about who you are in Christ Jesus, remind yourself about God’s promise to help you.  See yourself as an overcomer and victorious. 

It’s time to take your attention off of your problems and situations and put it on the Word. Fill your thought life with truth, fix your eyes on Jesus.  That’s how you will get the victory in this life. God is greater than your problems.  Stand firm; be determined to be who God called you to be.  

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I thank you that your Word is a constant reminder of what you have called me to be.  I refuse to be intimidated or influenced by the schemes of the enemy. I put my eyes on Jesus, I fix my attention to His Word and I remind myself of who I am in HIm.  I thank you for the victory in my life in Jesus name, Amen. 


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