Who do You say that You Are?
“They answered, “Some are convinced you are John the Baptizer, others say you are Elijah reincarnated, or Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” “But you—who do you say that I am?” Jesus asked. Simon Peter spoke up and said, “You are the Anointed One, the Son of the living God!” Matthew 16:14-16(TPT)
“Who do you say that I am?”
You have often heard that verse about Jesus’s conversation with his disciples.
You are very familiar with the possibilities of who Jesus could be.
Today the question is about You?
Who are you?
What’s God’s purpose for your life?
Are you doing what you are doing because your Pastor says so?
Are you in that assignment because that is what takes less time to do?
Are you doing what you are doing because that is what your Hero in the faith does?
Possibly the church you attend needs volunteers in a particular department?
Did You declare yourself the title of Bishop, Apostle, Prophet, etc.?
Did God really call You into such an office?
Or You just chose one that will make you famous?
All the suggested names that the disciples mentioned were all men of God.
However, Jesus has his own distinct call and purpose.
Equally, you are not an accident.
Just as God confirmed to Peter who the messiah is
So also, through the Holy Spirit, God can reveal who you are to you.
Jesus stayed in his calling. He does not have to be any of the names mentioned.
When John the Baptist was asked a similar question earlier
“Now, this was John’s testimony when some of the Jewish leaders sent an entourage of priests and temple servants from Jerusalem to interrogate him. “Who are you?” they asked him. John answered them directly, saying, “I am not the Messiah!” Then who are you?” they asked. “Are you Elijah?” “No,” John replied. So they pressed him further, “Are you the prophet Moses said was coming, the one we’re expecting?” “No,” he replied.” John 1:19-21(TPT)
You, too, need to be clear, focused, and direct as to who you are.
Do You Really Know Who You Are?