“And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.”
Luke 24:27 NKJV
“You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.”
John 5:39 NKJV
We look at the wrong places to derive our identity. Often times we look at our failures, our past, and our weaknesses to develop our sense of identity. “Me, I’m a shy person,” “I am a no nonsense person,” “I am not good with this or that.” When the scriptures say “you’re the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus,” “You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.”
We look at our natural descent to arrive at our sense of identity – “in my family anger is our problem,” “our family sickness is this or that,” “my parents are poor,” etc. When the bible says “beloved now are we the sons of God,” we are God’s family. God of all the earth is our Father.
We allow other people’s opinions and perception of us to determine who we are. You allow what they have called you to shape your mindset about who you are.
Those wrong perceptions have therefore limited us, curtailed and contained us. We have allowed them to determine who we are and therefore, how far we can go in life. What we can do or not do. We have allowed them to determine how much we can dream and aspire.
To be continued…