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This is Who You Are
by Babangida Joseph
04/30/14
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And he said unto him, What is your name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince have you power with God and with men, and have prevailed.
(Genesis 32:27-28 KJ2000)

Jacob thought he knew all he needed to know about himself until he had an encounter with God. Do you know who you are? Do you let circumstances in your life label you? Do you allow others to suggest to you who you are or should be? You are not your skin color so don't make the error of defining yourself by your race. Your wealth is not who you are. Jesus declared that a man's life do not consist of the abundance of wealth he possesses. We often categorise people and by so doing define ourselves by what we are not. But that is not who you truly are. In scriputure you see a lot of categorization that took place. Sadly, some believe what others call them.

They tagged him a tax collector but Jesus saw in Zacchaeus a son of Abraham who needs to be brought to the full knowledge of his sonship. They marveled that He even spoke to the woman from Samaria but He looked beyond a woman who jumps from one man's bed to another and saw an evangelist calling others to see the light of the world. They threw her down half naked and called her an adulterous woman but He saw beyond the stones lying on the ground, He threw grace and mercy at her thus making her accepted in the beloved. Jacob thought he was a con artist just like everyone else was calling him, but He saw past what others were seeing and called the prince in him to life. They condemned him for emptying his bank account recklessly spending same partying all over town, but Jesus still saw in him a son worthy to have a party being thrown in his honor. They saw an incorrigible demon possessed man whose only befitting habitation is the cemetery, but He saw a family man going back to love his family and proclaiming the good deeds God had done for him.

Don't let anybody label or tag you. You are not what they say you are. You are not what they think you are or should be. You are who God says you are. You may not have come to the full knowledge of who you are in Him yet but let Him be the only One who should define you. For you see, He doesn't see you as you but as you could become. He saw the prodigal son as the celebrant all the while he was at the pigsty. All you have to do is to come just as you are and He will bring out of you what He's already deposited in you. Remember, you are who God says you
are!

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