Who am I?
Scripture reading: Matthew 16:13-20 NIV
Our Lord Jesus Christ asked his disciples who they say he is. It was a tricky question for his disciples as some didn’t fully understand that he is the Son of God, the Messiah. Some replied that he was John the Baptist, others referred to him as Elijah.
Only Peter offered the correct response that indeed Jesus was the Son of God. As Christians we need to know our identity, not just from our personal understanding of who we are but also by asking other people how they view us and what the world says about us. It is difficult in most cases for us to clearly understand our weaknesses and some of our unconscious acts. And we need the assistance of our fellows to help us gain a better understanding of our personality so we may do better ministry. Jesus wasn’t upset when his disciples could not rightly identify him but he rather taught and revealed to them his identity in a new way.
Today, may you ask your wife, husband, child and friend who they say you are. Once you know what people think of you, you will need to take good steps in expanding your ministry and working hard on your weaknesses. It doesn’t matter whether some of the responses are negative but seek the advice from God through prayer. Remember, you are unique and God has a unique purpose for you to fulfill. Get responses from your fellows, reflect on it and ask God for direction so that your life will be meaningful to his ministry on earth and that you have a stable relationship with him.
May the Lord bless you as you seek for new insights about your life and serve him better.