So, I heard my daughter shout; “I KNOW WHO I AM”. It was so loud and audacious that I wondered what could have made her scream like that. Then she began to sing with confidence and assurance. Like my daughter, every child of God should bask in the revelation of who they truly are in God.

Friend, do you know who you truly are? The revelation of your identity is the biggest revelation you can ever have. All other things stem from such revelation. It affects what you believe, how you behave and what you become. When you know you are not ordinary, you would stop living an ordinary life. You would start living the life that God has ordained you to live.

“They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. I have said, you are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes” (Psalms 82:5-7). Until you catch a revelation of what God calls you, you would not stop responding to the lies of the devil.

“And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ” (John 1:20). When you know who you are you would reject what you are not, no matter how good it seems. John the Baptist could not answer to what people were calling him; he located himself in God and what was written concerning him (John 1:22-23). He wanted to fulfil his own destiny not someone else’s.

When you know who you are, you can serve unashamedly. You understand that service does not reduce you. You are not what you do. Jesus could take away his outer garments and serve because He was secure in his identity (John 13:3-5). This is why as a husband, you can do chores in the home. As a pastor, you can sweep the Church if need be. As a Boss at work, you can do menial stuff. It does not reduce you.

You need to stop living your life to prove a point, but to fulfil your destiny. This is what a sense of identity would do for you. You know that you do not have to “command this stone to become bread” to prove that you are the son of God (Matthew 3:16-17, Luke 4:3). You don’t have to wear flashy clothes to prove that you have arrived. You don’t have to put everyone down to prove that you are the “Oga at the top”. You function in health and wholeness when you know who you are. Amen.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria