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Your God-Given Identity

Your God-Given Identity

‘…What is your name?’ Genesis 32:27 NIV

‘As they wrestled together, the angel of the Lord asked Jacob, “What is your name?” He answered, “Jacob.”

Then the angel said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, which means deceiver, but Israel, which means ‘a prince with God’, because you have struggled …and have overcome”’ (Genesis 32:27-28).

God forced Jacob to look at his true identity, not just his social-networking profile.

He wrestled him into a revelation of who he was—not who others said he was. His parents gave him his name and others called him by it, so he believed that’s who he’d always be.

But God had a different plan for him.

Hear this: you are not who others say you are. Why should they name you?

Determine who you are before God. Let Him determine the level of your success.

Why should others be allowed to live at their highest potential, but not you? You are more than your past, more than your education or CV, more than the color of your skin, more than your bank account, and more than your circumstances, more than how you look on your selfies, more than what your FB and Twitter accounts say about you.

Tell those who talk down to you and devalue you, ‘You’re confusing me with somebody else. God says I’m royalty. And if I’m royalty, then I have the right to be treated like one!’

You ask, ‘But is that true?’ Yes, the Bible says that when you walk with God, you are part of a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9).

You are an overcomer (1 John 2:13-14). You are the head and not the tail, above and not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13-14). So dry your tears, lift your head, square your shoulders and begin walking in your God-given identity.

Joy Ferdiz

December 16th, 2013

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