BY LARRY NAULT, BKC President and Chief Strategist
In today's edition we learn the importance of knowing who we really are.
It’s true that when we don’t know who we are, we live for other people’s approval. But God offers us so much more. He wants us to live in the true identity that he’s given us.
The Bible tells a famous story of someone who chose to live in his God-given identity—the story of Moses.
Moses was the greatest leader in the entire Old Testament. He led the Jews to freedom after 400 years of slavery in Egypt. He received the Ten Commandments from God. He’s credited with writing the first five books of the Bible.
But Moses started life as a slave. As an infant, he was placed in a river basket as his mother tried to save him from genocide. He was found by Pharaoh’s daughter and raised as a prince.
Hebrews 11:24-27 (NIV) sums up the rest of the story:
“By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible”. See illustration below!
So what happened to Moses during those in-between years? How did he transform from slave into prince? How did he become willing to leave it all behind to lead God’s people? Well, in short, he grew up. He grew up physically, but he also grew up spiritually (see "Strategic Foundation" illustration above)!
As he was growing up, Moses asked all the questions that everyone asks:
Eventually, he settled on the answer. He “refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.” He grew up and refused to keep living a lie. He knew his identity and chose to live like God created him to be - as a Son of God. That showed spiritual maturity.
So how can you know your God-given identity? By getting to know God better.
The closer you get to God, the better you’re going to understand yourself. That’s because God is your Creator. The more you understand your Creator, the more you understand yourself because you are his creation.
Like Moses, you face a choice: Will you pretend to be someone you’re not for the rest of your life? Or will you choose to live as the person God created you to be?
If you choose to live as God made you, some people may not approve of you. But that won’t really matter. You’ll know who you are and where you’re going. And you’ll have the approval of God.
How can you beat that?
Would you be willing to sit in a Heavenly Strategic Planning Session for your life and business?
Ask God to give you the grace and trust in His love for you to say “yes.”
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A special thanks to Pastor Rick Warren and author of Purpose Driven Life for his insights on today's topic.
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