Who Am I? – Ted Winsley

July 16, 2017

Are you able to answer the question, “Who Am I?” Without the answer to this question, you will find yourself searching, insecure, and lost. If you know the answer, you will be living with a secure foundation. In order to have an accurate view of yourself, you first have to gain the right spiritual perspective.

 

If you truly know who you are, you will find yourself secure. You won’t feel like your destiny is contingent on your surroundings.

 

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” —1 John 4:4

 

When you know who you are, you can actually understand that no matter where you are or what’s coming at you, your identity stands firm because you know Whose you are. Your identity will then become a sense of security—something you know will never change.

 

Knowing who you are doesn’t mean you are perfect, it simply means you understand where you came from and who you are as a result.

 

Those who have forgotten who they are will find themselves confused.

 

“Anyone who listens to the Word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.” —James 1:23-24

 

You can be saved but still confused. If you’ve never really found your security in Christ, you’ll find yourself living two lives—the life you think you’re living and the life you think everyone expects you to live. The confused often soon become the frustrated—they think they know who they are but they really don’t have a clue. They’re frustrated, thinking they’re something they’re not.

 

Last of all there are those who don’t know who they are, and fully aware of the fact. These people are lost.

 

If you’re driving and you find yourself lost, it’s better to realize you’re lost so you can actually stop and ask for directions. If you are unaware or in denial of the fact that you don’t know your way, you’ll just keep wandering. People who are lost are actually open to being found or offered security because they know they need help.

 

Being confused or frustrated is dangerous because you’re choosing stubborn or ignorant independence. God actually prefers those who are either fully lost or fully secure:

 

“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!” —Revelation 3:15

 

Identify your Source so you can identify who you are. Know who you are in Christ and you will experience endless security and unchanging Kingdom purpose.

 

—Pastor Ted Winsley, chaplain of the Philadelphia Eagles

 

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